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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 2357 Cross 19-Jan-06 01:01
Re: Khafre's pyramid 409 Lee McGiffen 19-Jan-06 05:15
Not good enough 376 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:36
Re: Not good enough 398 Lee McGiffen 21-Jan-06 07:02
Re: Not good enough 442 quixote 21-Jan-06 07:06
Re: Not good enough 356 Lee McGiffen 21-Jan-06 11:45
Re: Not good enough 345 Cross 22-Jan-06 18:58
Re: Khafre's pyramid 406 Spiros 19-Jan-06 08:39
Are you sure? 379 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:39
Re: Are you sure? 423 Ahatmose 20-Jan-06 17:48
72 inches = 1.8288 meters 570 mmstud 21-Jan-06 15:14
Re: Are you sure? 318 Spiros 20-Jan-06 19:54
Re: Are you sure? 332 Cross 20-Jan-06 22:36
Re: Are you sure? 414 Spiros 21-Jan-06 07:50
Re: Are you sure? 397 Cross 21-Jan-06 21:36
Re: Are you sure? 354 Lee McGiffen 23-Jan-06 02:50
No Lee! 342 Cross 23-Jan-06 16:45
Re: No Lee! 456 Spiros 26-Jan-06 10:19
Re: No Lee! 353 Spiros 26-Jan-06 10:49
You saw it !!! 307 Cross 26-Jan-06 18:04
Re: You saw it !!! 333 Spiros 26-Jan-06 19:00
Re: You saw it !!! 319 Cross 28-Jan-06 04:22
pyramid with a twist 470 Spiros 19-Jan-06 15:33
Re: pyramid with a twist 360 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:37
Re: pyramid with a twist 566 SandyJesse 13-Apr-17 22:38
Re: pyramid with a twist 457 molder 15-Apr-17 12:14
Re: pyramid with a twist 422 Merrell 15-Apr-17 14:42
Re: pyramid with a twist 371 M. J. Thomas 15-Apr-17 16:32
Re: pyramid with a twist 372 molder 16-Apr-17 03:10
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 396 molder 16-Apr-17 03:33
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 434 DUNE 16-Apr-17 10:11
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 378 magisterchessmutt 16-Apr-17 11:03
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 381 molder 17-Apr-17 03:09
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 438 DUNE 17-Apr-17 13:53
Re: The second pyramid coffer 363 molder 17-Apr-17 22:35
Re: The second pyramid coffer 407 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Apr-17 23:24
Re: The second pyramid coffer 387 molder 18-Apr-17 21:23
Re: The second pyramid height 472 molder 20-Apr-17 22:22
Re: The second pyramid coffer 292 molder 18-Dec-17 21:45
Re: pyramid with a twist 482 SandyJesse 20-Apr-17 00:19
Re: pyramid with a twist 436 molder 16-Apr-17 02:49
Re: pyramid with a twist 437 SandyJesse 27-Apr-17 23:49
Re: pyramid with a twist 533 molder 28-Apr-17 03:35
Re: pyramid with a twist 562 SandyJesse 02-Jul-17 00:05

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