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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 2387 Cross 19-Jan-06 01:01
Re: Khafre's pyramid 429 Lee McGiffen 19-Jan-06 05:15
Not good enough 397 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:36
Re: Not good enough 413 Lee McGiffen 21-Jan-06 07:02
Re: Not good enough 463 quixote 21-Jan-06 07:06
Re: Not good enough 371 Lee McGiffen 21-Jan-06 11:45
Re: Not good enough 361 Cross 22-Jan-06 18:58
Re: Khafre's pyramid 428 Spiros 19-Jan-06 08:39
Are you sure? 398 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:39
Re: Are you sure? 444 Ahatmose 20-Jan-06 17:48
72 inches = 1.8288 meters 589 mmstud 21-Jan-06 15:14
Re: Are you sure? 333 Spiros 20-Jan-06 19:54
Re: Are you sure? 350 Cross 20-Jan-06 22:36
Re: Are you sure? 431 Spiros 21-Jan-06 07:50
Re: Are you sure? 414 Cross 21-Jan-06 21:36
Re: Are you sure? 370 Lee McGiffen 23-Jan-06 02:50
No Lee! 361 Cross 23-Jan-06 16:45
Re: No Lee! 484 Spiros 26-Jan-06 10:19
Re: No Lee! 365 Spiros 26-Jan-06 10:49
You saw it !!! 323 Cross 26-Jan-06 18:04
Re: You saw it !!! 347 Spiros 26-Jan-06 19:00
Re: You saw it !!! 342 Cross 28-Jan-06 04:22
pyramid with a twist 490 Spiros 19-Jan-06 15:33
Re: pyramid with a twist 379 Cross 20-Jan-06 17:37
Re: pyramid with a twist 584 SandyJesse 13-Apr-17 22:38
Re: pyramid with a twist 476 molder 15-Apr-17 12:14
Re: pyramid with a twist 441 Merrell 15-Apr-17 14:42
Re: pyramid with a twist 393 M. J. Thomas 15-Apr-17 16:32
Re: pyramid with a twist 389 molder 16-Apr-17 03:10
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 427 molder 16-Apr-17 03:33
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 457 DUNE 16-Apr-17 10:11
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 403 magisterchessmutt 16-Apr-17 11:03
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 395 molder 17-Apr-17 03:09
Re: pyramid with a twist I have got it pi 459 DUNE 17-Apr-17 13:53
Re: The second pyramid coffer 381 molder 17-Apr-17 22:35
Re: The second pyramid coffer 423 Dr. Troglodyte 17-Apr-17 23:24
Re: The second pyramid coffer 419 molder 18-Apr-17 21:23
Re: The second pyramid height 492 molder 20-Apr-17 22:22
Re: The second pyramid coffer 330 molder 18-Dec-17 21:45
Re: pyramid with a twist 508 SandyJesse 20-Apr-17 00:19
Re: pyramid with a twist 455 molder 16-Apr-17 02:49
Re: pyramid with a twist 471 SandyJesse 27-Apr-17 23:49
Re: pyramid with a twist 552 molder 28-Apr-17 03:35
Re: pyramid with a twist 591 SandyJesse 02-Jul-17 00:05

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