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Taking a look at a satelite picture I noticed that the truncated top of Khaphre's pyramid is a lot smaller than that of Cheops. Also it seems tha the casing stones are in place not only on the top part of the pyramid but also all the way up to this truncated top. I don't know if you can confirm this. The current height is about 136.4 meters or 260.5 royal cubits. Thus it seems that you might be correct in saying that Khaphre's pyramid doesn't have one uniform slope. Now if at the bottom it has the maximum slope and going up this slope decreases to a minimun at the top then the slope you give, in other words 52.75 or 52.2 degrees might even be too big. I think it's not important to compute the slope at the top. What's important is to compute the original height and the base slope. From this we can also compute the geometric virtual slope. There are some clues that lead to a hight of 265.1 or 265.9 or 266.2 royal cubits. In the case of 265.9 rc the virtual angle whould be 52.3 degrees. I'd like to know what you think of these values and which you you think is more probable.

With the third value I give (266.2 rc) the volume of the pyramid is:

V = (411.154 rc)^2 x (266.2 rc) /3 = 15000158 rc^3 or a theoretical 15000000 rc^3

But at the same time this is:

V = 15000000 rc^3 = 15 x (100 rc)^3 = 2152698 m^3

But the mean base length of this pyramid accourding to Petrie is 215.26246 meters !

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Khafre's pyramid 2475 Cross 19-Jan-06 01:01
Re: Khafre's pyramid 475 Lee McGiffen 19-Jan-06 05:15
Not good enough 452 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:36
Re: Not good enough 466 Lee McGiffen 21-Jan-06 07:02
Re: Not good enough 519 quixote 21-Jan-06 07:06
Re: Not good enough 424 Lee McGiffen 21-Jan-06 11:45
Re: Not good enough 409 Cross 22-Jan-06 18:58
Re: Khafre's pyramid 480 Spiros 19-Jan-06 08:39
Are you sure? 469 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:39
Re: Are you sure? 497 Ahatmose 20-Jan-06 17:48
72 inches = 1.8288 meters 641 mmstud 21-Jan-06 15:14
Re: Are you sure? 374 Spiros 20-Jan-06 19:54
Re: Are you sure? 406 Cross 20-Jan-06 22:36
Re: Are you sure? 476 Spiros 21-Jan-06 07:50
Re: Are you sure? 464 Cross 21-Jan-06 21:36
Re: Are you sure? 421 Lee McGiffen 23-Jan-06 02:50
No Lee! 405 Cross 23-Jan-06 16:45
Re: No Lee! 531 Spiros 26-Jan-06 10:19
Re: No Lee! 413 Spiros 26-Jan-06 10:49
You saw it !!! 393 Cross 26-Jan-06 18:04
Re: You saw it !!! 422 Spiros 26-Jan-06 19:00
Re: You saw it !!! 400 Cross 28-Jan-06 04:22
pyramid with a twist 536 Spiros 19-Jan-06 15:33
Re: pyramid with a twist 434 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:37
Re: pyramid with a twist 640 SandyJesse 13-Apr-17 22:38
Re: pyramid with a twist 525 molder 15-Apr-17 12:14
Re: pyramid with a twist 491 Merrell 15-Apr-17 14:42
Re: pyramid with a twist 447 M. J. Thomas 15-Apr-17 16:32
Re: pyramid with a twist 427 molder 16-Apr-17 03:10
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 473 molder 16-Apr-17 03:33
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 503 DUNE 16-Apr-17 10:11
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 444 magisterchessmutt 16-Apr-17 11:03
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 437 molder 17-Apr-17 03:09
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 507 DUNE 17-Apr-17 13:53
Re: The second pyramid coffer 427 molder 17-Apr-17 22:35
Re: The second pyramid coffer 466 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Apr-17 23:24
Re: The second pyramid coffer 469 molder 18-Apr-17 21:23
Re: The second pyramid height 557 molder 20-Apr-17 22:22
Re: The second pyramid coffer 389 molder 18-Dec-17 21:45
Re: pyramid with a twist 562 SandyJesse 20-Apr-17 00:19
Re: pyramid with a twist 503 molder 16-Apr-17 02:49
Re: pyramid with a twist 525 SandyJesse 27-Apr-17 23:49
Re: pyramid with a twist 610 molder 28-Apr-17 03:35
Re: pyramid with a twist 667 SandyJesse 02-Jul-17 00:05

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