Have you ever asked yourself “what is the story of the Bent Pyramid?!” … Here it comes. Sneferu, the pharaoh who ruled Egypt in the 25th century BCE, decided to find the best way to build pyramids. His first trials ever are, which were at Fayioum, believed to be collapsed. His second attempt didn’t collapse but came under several architecture mistakes. In the necropolis of Sakkara, there are a lot of first-built pyramids. One of them is the Bent Pyramid, and it is believed that this was the second attempt of king Senefru. It is the first pyramid to be built at Dahshur. The name, Bent, came from its double slope. Since 1965 visits to the Bent Pyramids were banned. That ban was the result of the condition of the Bent Pyramid. I assume that you have some questions that need to be answered, so let’s continue our journey through the following lines.
The Cause of this Diagonal Shape
The 332 feet tall pyramid had a severe mistake that led to a misfit in Measures of the lower, and upper parts of the pyramid. The lower part of the bent pyramid was built at a 54 degrees’ angle, meanwhile, the upper part clocks in at a 43 degrees’ angle. Egyptologists accounted for this shift because some crack appeared showed that the Bent Pyramid was unstable. And that’s why the authorities banned the visits to the Bent Pyramid.
Overcoming the Problem and Make It Available to Visit
Before we list the details, we have to say “Thanks” to the archaeologists who gave their all effort to overcome the problems of the Bent Pyramid at Saqqara and it is available now for tourist visit. Archaeologists started to fill the cracks, build passages and stairways, carve new entrances, improve the infrastructure, and set an electric system. Now it is available to visit the Bent Pyramid and feel safe while enjoying your time there.
The history is full of magnificent stories. Egypt, in specific, has a fruitful history, a source that will never stop pouring its wonders. This article proves that when it comes to history, Egypt will be on top. Now we know there are more pyramids in Egypt, not only the Three Pyramids of Giza. Each one of these places has its own story. Each one of them had witnessed a lot of incidents across the time, but it is still standing to tell us epic tales.