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„Menkaure's Pyramid“

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The Pyramid of Menkaure, located on the Giza Plateau in the southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, is the smallest of the three Pyramids of Giza. It was built to serve as the tomb of the fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Menkaure.

Menkaure’s Pyramid had an original height of 65.5 meters (218 feet). It now stands at 61 m (204 ft) tall with a base of 106 m (356.5 ft). Its angle of incline is approximately 51°20’25". It was constructed of limestone and granite. The first sixteen courses of the exterior were made of granite. The upper portion was cased in the normal manner with Tura limestone. Part of the granite was left in the rough. Incomplete projects like this helps archeologists understand the methods used to build pyramids and temples. South of the pyramid of Menkaure were 3 satellite pyramids none of which appear to have been completed. The largest was made partly in granite like the main pyramid. Neither of the other 2 progressed beyond the construction of the inner core.

The Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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christophrm 2012-09-02 11:39:26 UTC
what a great picture, showing how the new world is closing in on the old
Tom Gomez 2012-09-02 11:40:47 UTC
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Cairo is much closer than I had thought.
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Very nice image, Paul!! Thanks a lot for your interesting informations!!
Tom Gomez 2012-09-23 13:28:27 UTC
(creator of the artwork)
Thank you Maggy, although I'm not Paul - hehe. Sorry for the late reply, I'm just back from holiday.
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Wow this is a marvelous scene
Tom Gomez 2012-09-23 13:29:07 UTC
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Thank you kindly Jet, sorry for the late reply, I'm just back from holiday.
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Thank you so much Rosanna
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