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The Bent Pyramid of Dahshur: An Unusual Ancient Wonder

The Bent Pyramid, one of the most significant pyramids in the world, is a singular and interesting building situated near Dahshur, Egypt. The creation of this historic marvel, which took place under the rule of Pharaoh Sneferu, is shrouded in mystery because of its unusual form. Let's discover the History of these pyramids during Egypt tours.

Explore during Egypt day tours the bent pyramids, its unusual form, which came about as a consequence of a modification in the architectural plan during construction, earned the Bent Pyramid its name that you will discover during Egypt travel packages. The pyramid's top half climbs at a gentler inclination of 43 degrees, while the bottom section has a steeper ascent of 54 degrees. The pyramid has a bent look as a result of this shift in angle, and it is this unique shape that distinguishes it from other Egyptian pyramids. Dahshour is located near Cairo, So if you are a fan of history, i suggest checking our Cairo day tours. There you will find many places that tell about History of Egypt.

The Bent Pyramid of Dahshur

What is the story of the Bent Pyramid?

The Bent Pyramid's construction signaled a turning point in Egyptian pyramid building. It was the first pyramid to depart from the conventional, straight-sided shape, and it helped to inspire the creation of the later, more intricate and sophisticated pyramids. All this historical information will be relevant during Egypt Luxury tours.

During your Egypt budget tours, you will discover various ideas as to why the angle changed during construction, yet the real cause is unknown. According to one version, the builders adjusted the angle to make the pyramid more sturdy after realizing the initial angle was too steep and fearing the pyramid might collapse. According to a different interpretation, the alteration was done to use less stone since a shallower angle would result in a smaller foundation and less stone being needed. You Can use this opportunity to take pyramids and Saqqara day tour to complete your historical journey and discover Egyptian monuments.

Bent Pyramid is a formidable building despite its unusual shape; it has a height of 104 meters (341 feet) and a surface area of more than 11,000 square meters (118,400 square feet). The pyramid's initial covering of delicate white limestone has subsequently been removed, exposing the inner core's rough, reddish-brown stone.

The two entrances of the Bent Pyramid, one on the north face and the other on the west face, are equally noteworthy. The burial chamber, which is hidden deep inside the pyramid that you will see during Egypt adventure tours, is reached by a succession of rooms and corridors that branch out from the entrance on the north face. Nevertheless, the entry on the west face is closed, therefore the second entrance's function is still unclear.

The Bent Pyramid

History of Bent Pyramid

There are numerous intriguing aspects of the Bent Pyramid that merit highlighting. One of these features is the corbelled ceiling of the burial chamber, which is distinctive in the design of Egyptian pyramids. A robust and secure vaulted ceiling is made possible by the corbelled roof, which is constructed from a number of stone slabs that overlap one another. You can use your time in Cairo and take a layover tour of Cairo. There you will enjoy many places such as Khan El Khalili, pyramids and Coptic museum.

The pyramid's air shafts, which are tiny holes in the walls that were made to let fresh air circulate inside the structure, are another intriguing aspect. The air shafts are also assumed to have had a spiritual function since it was thought that they would have allowed the dead pharaoh's spirit to leave the pyramid and enter the afterlife. If you are interested in discovering more Egyptian mythology stories, I advise you Check our Luxor day tours. It is a land of Egyptian pharaohs and you will be able to visit many places such as Karnak temple.

The Bent Pyramid's placement within the Dahshur Necropolis, which served as many Egyptian pharaohs' last resting place, is also noteworthy. There are numerous more pyramids in the necropolis, including the Red Pyramid, which was the first real pyramid ever constructed and is regarded as the model for all subsequent pyramids.

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