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Connect two parts of each side. Connect top of pyramid with each side. 
Place end of each side into concrete footing. Adjust to equal measurement and level of 51 degrees for each side of pyramid.
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Attach each column to each side and make each side straight by adjusting each column in concrete footing.
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How to Build A Pyramid

by Russ Martin

A mausoleum, as defined by Ambrose Bierce in The Devil's Dictionary, is "the final and funniest folly of the rich." And the grandest mausoleum of them all is the Great Pyramid, built some 4,600 years ago by the Egyptian ruler Cheops, also known as Khufu, at the edge of the desert just outside Cairo's sister city of Giza.

Final? Certainly. The Great Pyramid was intended to be Cheops' funerary edifice, or so many claim, although it has not been established that the Pharaoh's body ever rested within.

Funniest folly? It depends on one's point of view. Ambrose Bierce, after all, was a literary imp whose first choice of a title for his irreverent lexicon was The Cynic's Word Book.

Rich? Cheops had no worries on that score. His pyramid--some 480 feet high originally, and measuring 750 feet along in the base--is so large it monopolized the labors of 100,000 workers for 30 years.

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Pyramid-builders are a rare breed these days. But isn't it about time, in this age of technological achievement, that we build a new Great Pyramid?

A pyramid of our very own, right here in the United States?

Admittedly, the price tag would be high. But the task can be accomplished, and for that we have the word of Gordon H. Ball, Inc., of Danville, California, a Dillingham Corporation company whose expertise we engaged for our little architectural fantasy.

Where should we build it?

A geologist consulted by Gordon H. Ball suggests a site about 17 miles southeast of Salome, Arizona, an area resembling the Egyptian desert from the standpoint of climate and geology. The land there has good drainage and the underlying rock doesn't tend to crack--problems that plagued the early Egyptians.

There are other advantages. This site is close to the route of Interstate 10, and not far from a railroad. In addition, travelers flying from Phoenix to Las Vegas will be able to look down and gaze upon it.

At $50 an acre--a value estimated by the Yuma County assessor--we'll need $64,000 worth, which measures out to two square miles.

Our next step is what construction people call "mobilization"--buying equipment, setting up camp, a power plant and workshop, extending trackage from Salome, and building and equipping a railroad yard.

This is all relatively inexpensive and will set us back only S7,824,000, a sum that includes "demobilization," dismantling all the construction paraphernalia and cleaning up the site for the first onrush of tourists.

Before starting their colossus, Cheops' crew had to level their construction site to within a half-inch of true horizontal, and we must do the same. Not only is excavating necessary for a firm foundation, but it would be esthetically gauche to have the finished pyramid sitting in a 15-foot hole. So the excavation must be graded over 135 acres, even though the pyramid base occupies only 13.1 acres.

This means, in short, that over 3 million cubic yards of sand must be pushed around. We have just spent another $6,469,000.

Fortunately, modern machinery is available for our 20th century project. We'll need 20 hoists, custom-designed for pyramid-building, to move 2 1/2-to-3 1/2-ton limestone blocks up the sides of the pyramid at a rate of 700 feet per minute. Once a stone has been lifted to the slab (the exposed level surface), we will move it into position with one of 70 rubber-tired, modified forklifts. Down below, another 50 forklifts will transfer stones from railroad cars to the base of the hoists. Between the forklifts and the hoists, it will be possible to place 2,400 or more stones daily.

The capstone or pyramidion, 6 1/2 feet high and 10 feet at the base--will be lowered into place by a construction-duty helicopter.

The entire modern-day operation, including maintaining and operating a railyard, and having engineering crews on hand to keep each layer of stones level, will require 405 men to do the work for which 100,000 ancient Egyptians were needed. But, of course, they didn't have forklifts.

Paying all these people and running the equipment will cost us about $55,411,000.

Now, about materials. Virtually all of the stone will be limestone, but instead of red granite on the apex, marble is recommended.

Just about any good construction-quality limestone will do for the interior stonework. For the facing, however, the best choice is statuary buff limestone, such as that used in the Empire State Building, the Pentagon, and the Chicago Tribune Tower.

The limestone will be expensive, because all dimensions must be cut within a 1/16th-of an-inch tolerance. And the closest place to find 91 million cubic feet of good limestone is near Bedford, Indiana, at a cost of $6 per cubic foot. Four quarries will be needed, operating simultaneously in cutting the stone and stockpiling it so construction can continue during the winter when quarrying cannot. We will need nearly 6 million tons.

In transporting the stone from Indiana to Arizona, we can figure 1,500 stones in each trainload, and about four days to make the trip, at an estimated cost of $46.20 per ton.

Adding the cost of materials and shipping together, with an allowance for managing the entire process, we come up with a total of $897,872,000.

Gordon H. Ball suggests an allowance for escalation of labor expense, and a contingency sum to cover unforeseen increases in other expenses--an additional $15,295.,000.

Based on a one-shift day (to avoid premium labor costs), and a construction year of 250 working days, it will take six years to build our pyramid. The first 12 months of that will be mobilization and preparation of the site, with another four months for moving out when the job is done.

The actual construction will taken 56 months.

The people at Gordon H. Ball wisely point out that a project of this magnitude involves substantial risk, and the odd nature of this particular enterprise makes it even riskier. Hence, a suggested profit for the contractor of 15 per cent, or $147,455,000.

That puts our estimated expenditure at more than $1 billion. To be exact, a grand total of $1,130,390,000.

If that doesn't buy a Great Pyramid, at least it should buy a good one.

 

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(written about 1970. Source unknown)

Pyramid Measurements

      
Measurements of the Great Pyramid

The Great Pyramid of Giza was not called the First Wonder of the World for nothing: for over 4,000 years it was the tallest monument ever built and was equalled only in the late 16th century by the highest cathedrals. To this day it is still the largest stone monument in the world. It has been estimated that approximately 2,300,000 blocks had been used to build the great pyramid, each averaging 2.5 tons, making a total mass of 5.75 million tons. Most of the stone is limestone quarried locally, but granite blocks from Aswan were also used for the King's chamber: the 5.5 meter long granite beams forming its ceiling weigh between 25 and 40 tons each. Nowadays, the white Turah limestone casing is missing as well as the enclosure wall (which was over 8 meter high).

All measurements are in cubits, with the equivalence in meters between brackets (altitude means height above or depth below surface).

 

Pyramid Plan

EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS

Height 280 (146.64) , now approximately 262 (137.2)
Lengths of sides North 439.67(230.25) , south 440.05 (230.25)

East 439.93 (230.39) , west 439.87 (230.36)

Now approximately 434 (227.29)

Angles of corners North east 90 3' 2" , north west 89 59' 58"

South east 89 56' 27" , south west 90 0' 33"

Orientation Average deviation of sides from cardinal directions 3' 6"

Base is level to within 0.04 (0.021)


  ENTRANCE & PASSAGES
Entrance Altitude 32.4 (16.97)

13.92 (7.29) east from centre axis

Descending passage Total length 200.94 (105.23) , 63.95 (33.49) through masonry and 136.99 (71.74) through bedrock

Height 2.27 (1.19)

Width 2 (1.05)

Angle 26 31' 23"

Ascending passage Start in descending passage 53.87 (28.21) from entrance

Length 75.02 (39.29)

Height 2.29 (1.2)

Width at lower end 1.85 (0.97) , at upper end 2.02 (1.06)

Angle 26 2' 30"

Plug blocks There are three of them

Start 3.59 (1.88) from beginning of ascending passage

Original length 9.83 (5.15) , now 9.36 (4.9)

Well shaft Total length approximately 105 (54.99)

Opening at the beginning of the Queen's chamber's passage

Opening in descending passage 185.53 (97.16) from entrance

Width at opening in descending passage 1.49 (0.78)

There is a small recess just above the surface


SUBTERRANEAN CHAMBER

Entrance passage Altitude at northern end -57.28 (-30) , at entrance -57.13 (-29.92)

Entrance is 13.88 (7.22) east of centre axis

Length (including antechamber) 16.78 (8.79)

Height at northern end 1.83 (0.96) , at entrance 1.74 (0.91)

Width 1.57 (0.82)

Antechamber Southern end of antechamber 2.67 (1.4) from chamber's entrance

Length 3.53 (1.85)

Height 1.99 (1.04)

Width 3.51 (1.84)

Chamber Altitude of roof -51.21 (-26.82)

The centre of the subterranean chamber is 1.26 (0.66) east of the pyramid's centre axis

Length along eastern wall 15.81 (8.28) , near western wall 15.98 (8.37)

Height of main part 7.52 (3.94) , at eastern end 6.8 (3.56) , at western end 0.48 (0.25) , around shaft 9.6 (5.03)

Width 26.86 (14.07)

Pit Approximately at the centre of the chamber, near the eastern wall

Total depth approximately 5 (2.62)

Southern passage Altitude at entrance -59.12 (-30.96) , at southern end -58.83 (-30.81)

Entrance is 13.82 (7.24) east of centre axis

Length 31.33 (16.41)

Height at entrance 1.51 (0.79) , at southern end 1.41 (0.74)

Width at entrance 1.43 (0.75) , from 1.26 (0.66) to 1.45 (0.76) beyond entrance


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

QUEEN'S CHAMBER

Entrance passage Altitude north of step 41.51 (21.74) , 40.48 (21.2) beyond

Total length 73.92 (38.71) , north of step 63.39 (33.2) , south of step 10.53 (5.51)

Height north of step 2.25 (1.18) , south of step 3.28 (1.72)

Width 2.02 (1.06)

Chamber The centre of the chamber is 9.44 (4.9) east of centre axis and 0.015 (0.0076) north of it

Length 9.99 (5.23)

Height on walls 8.96 (4.69) , under apex 11.9 (6.23)

Width 10.99 (5.75)

Mean angle of roof 30 26'

Niche In eastern wall

North side of niche 4.7 (2.46) from chamber's entrance

Depth 1.99 (1.04)

Height 8.92 (4.67)

Width at base 3 (1.57) , at top 0.97 (0.51)

There are four overlappings 0.25 (0.13) wide each

Northern shaft Both shafts are approximately 3 (1.57) above floor

Distance from eastern wall 5.54 (2.9)

Height 0.4 (0.21) , width 0.4 (0.21)

Total length unknown, horizontal length 3.68 (1.93)

Angle varies from 33 18' to 40 6'

Southern shaft Distance from eastern wall 5.5 (2.88)

Height 0.4 (0.21) , width 0.4 (0.21)

Total length 113.5 (59.44), horizontal length 3.74 (1.96)

109.8 (57.5) at 39 36' 28"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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GRAND GALLERY

Length Total length 91.36 (47.84) , to great step 88.05 (46.11)
Height Height 16.69 (8.74)
Width Width between walls 4 (2.09) , at top 2 (1.05)
Ramps There are ramps on the sides each 1 (0.52) wide

There are holes on top of the ramps, alternatively long and short: long holes 1.13 (0.59) , short holes 0.99 (0.52)

Overlappings There are seven overlappings each 0.14 (0.07) wide
Great step The great step is situated 0.02 (0.01) south of the pyramid's centre axis

The middle of the grand gallery is 13.79 (7.22) east of the pyramid's centre axis


KING'S CHAMBER

First passage Altitude 82.09 (42.99)

Length from great step 5.5 (2.88) , from gallery's southern wall 2.98 (1.56)

Height 2 (1.05)

Width 2.02 (1.06)

Antechamber Length 5.63 (2.95)

Height 7.24 (3.79)

Width 3.15 (1.65)

The eastern , southern and western walls are made of red granite

There are four slots in the eastern and western walls , the northernmost ones coming down only to the level of the passage roof and holding two blocks of granite

Second passage Length 4.89 (2.56)

Height 2 (1.05)

Width 2.02 (1.06)

Chamber The centre of the chamber is 4.8 (2.51) east of centre axis

The chamber is entirely made of red granite

Length 10 (5.24)

Height 11.17 (5.85)

Width 20 (10.47)

Northern shaft Both shafts are approximately 2 (1.05) above floor

Distance from eastern wall 4.74 (2.48)

Height 0.27 (0.14) , width 0.4 (0.21)

Total length 113.61 (59.5), horizontal length 5.02 (2.63) ,

4 (2.09) at 17, 4 at 25, 4 at 29 30', 6 (3.14) at 34

and 113.61 (59.5) at 32 36' 8"

Southern shaft Distance from eastern wall 4.75 (2.49)

Height 0.27 (0.14) , width 0.34 (0.18)

Total length 102.25 (53.55), horizontal length 3.28 (1.72) ,

4.2 (2.2) at 39 12', 8.3 (4.35) at 54 32' 24"

and 86.5 (45.3) at 45

Sarcophagus At the center of the chamber, near the western wall

External length 4.35 (2.28) Internal length 3.78 (1.98)

External height 2 (1.05) Internal depth 1.66 (0.87)

External width 1.87 (0.98) Internal width 1.3 (0.68)

Relieving chambers There are five of them, the uppermost one having a gabled roof

Total height approximately 29 (15.19) above the ceiling of the King's chamber

Lengths and widths are the same as in the King's chamber


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Measurements of the Great Pyramid


 

The Great Pyramid of Giza was not called the First Wonder of the World for nothing: for over 4,000 years it was the tallest monument ever built and was equalled only in the late 16th century by the highest cathedrals. To this day it is still the largest stone monument in the world. It has been estimated that approximately 2,300,000 blocks had been used to build the great pyramid, each averaging 2.5 tons, making a total mass of 5.75 million tons. Most of the stone is limestone quarried locally, but granite blocks from Aswan were also used for the King's chamber: the 5.5 meter long granite beams forming its ceiling weigh between 25 and 40 tons each. Nowadays, the white Turah limestone casing is missing as well as the enclosure wall (which was over 8 meter high).

All measurements are in cubits, with the equivalence in meters between brackets (altitude means height above or depth below surface).

 

Pyramid Plan

EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS

Height
280 (146.64) , now approximately 262 (137.2)
Lengths of sides
North 439.67(230.25) , south 440.05 (230.25)

East 439.93 (230.39) , west 439.87 (230.36)

Now approximately 434 (227.29)


Angles of corners
North east 90 3' 2" , north west 89 59' 58"

South east 89 56' 27" , south west 90 0' 33"


Orientation
Average deviation of sides from cardinal directions 3' 6"

Base is level to within 0.04 (0.021)





 

 

 

ENTRANCE & PASSAGES

Entrance
Altitude 32.4 (16.97)

13.92 (7.29) east from centre axis


Descending passage
Total length 200.94 (105.23) , 63.95 (33.49) through masonry and 136.99 (71.74) through bedrock

Height 2.27 (1.19)

Width 2 (1.05)

Angle 26 31' 23"


Ascending passage
Start in descending passage 53.87 (28.21) from entrance

Length 75.02 (39.29)

Height 2.29 (1.2)

Width at lower end 1.85 (0.97) , at upper end 2.02 (1.06)

Angle 26 2' 30"


Plug blocks
There are three of them

Start 3.59 (1.88) from beginning of ascending passage

Original length 9.83 (5.15) , now 9.36 (4.9)


Well shaft
Total length approximately 105 (54.99)

Opening at the beginning of the Queen's chamber's passage

Opening in descending passage 185.53 (97.16) from entrance

Width at opening in descending passage 1.49 (0.78)

There is a small recess just above the surface





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SUBTERRANEAN CHAMBER

Entrance passage
Altitude at northern end -57.28 (-30) , at entrance -57.13 (-29.92)

Entrance is 13.88 (7.22) east of centre axis

Length (including antechamber) 16.78 (8.79)

Height at northern end 1.83 (0.96) , at entrance 1.74 (0.91)

Width 1.57 (0.82)


Antechamber
Southern end of antechamber 2.67 (1.4) from chamber's entrance

Length 3.53 (1.85)

Height 1.99 (1.04)

Width 3.51 (1.84)


Chamber
Altitude of roof -51.21 (-26.82)

The centre of the subterranean chamber is 1.26 (0.66) east of the pyramid's centre axis

Length along eastern wall 15.81 (8.28) , near western wall 15.98 (8.37)

Height of main part 7.52 (3.94) , at eastern end 6.8 (3.56) , at western end 0.48 (0.25) , around shaft 9.6 (5.03)

Width 26.86 (14.07)


Pit
Approximately at the centre of the chamber, near the eastern wall

Total depth approximately 5 (2.62)


Southern passage
Altitude at entrance -59.12 (-30.96) , at southern end -58.83 (-30.81)

Entrance is 13.82 (7.24) east of centre axis

Length 31.33 (16.41)

Height at entrance 1.51 (0.79) , at southern end 1.41 (0.74)

Width at entrance 1.43 (0.75) , from 1.26 (0.66) to 1.45 (0.76) beyond entrance




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

QUEEN'S CHAMBER

Entrance passage
Altitude north of step 41.51 (21.74) , 40.48 (21.2) beyond

Total length 73.92 (38.71) , north of step 63.39 (33.2) , south of step 10.53 (5.51)

Height north of step 2.25 (1.18) , south of step 3.28 (1.72)

Width 2.02 (1.06)


Chamber
The centre of the chamber is 9.44 (4.9) east of centre axis and 0.015 (0.0076) north of it

Length 9.99 (5.23)

Height on walls 8.96 (4.69) , under apex 11.9 (6.23)

Width 10.99 (5.75)

Mean angle of roof 30 26'


Niche
In eastern wall

North side of niche 4.7 (2.46) from chamber's entrance

Depth 1.99 (1.04)

Height 8.92 (4.67)

Width at base 3 (1.57) , at top 0.97 (0.51)

There are four overlappings 0.25 (0.13) wide each


Northern shaft
Both shafts are approximately 3 (1.57) above floor

Distance from eastern wall 5.54 (2.9)

Height 0.4 (0.21) , width 0.4 (0.21)

Total length unknown, horizontal length 3.68 (1.93)

Angle varies from 33 18' to 40 6'


Southern shaft
Distance from eastern wall 5.5 (2.88)

Height 0.4 (0.21) , width 0.4 (0.21)

Total length 113.5 (59.44), horizontal length 3.74 (1.96)

109.8 (57.5) at 39 36' 28"




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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GRAND GALLERY

Length
Total length 91.36 (47.84) , to great step 88.05 (46.11)
Height
Height 16.69 (8.74)
Width
Width between walls 4 (2.09) , at top 2 (1.05)
Ramps
There are ramps on the sides each 1 (0.52) wide

There are holes on top of the ramps, alternatively long and short: long holes 1.13 (0.59) , short holes 0.99 (0.52)


Overlappings
There are seven overlappings each 0.14 (0.07) wide
Great step
The great step is situated 0.02 (0.01) south of the pyramid's centre axis

The middle of the grand gallery is 13.79 (7.22) east of the pyramid's centre axis





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KING'S CHAMBER

First passage
Altitude 82.09 (42.99)

Length from great step 5.5 (2.88) , from gallery's southern wall 2.98 (1.56)

Height 2 (1.05)

Width 2.02 (1.06)


Antechamber
Length 5.63 (2.95)

Height 7.24 (3.79)

Width 3.15 (1.65)

The eastern , southern and western walls are made of red granite

There are four slots in the eastern and western walls , the northernmost ones coming down only to the level of the passage roof and holding two blocks of granite


Second passage
Length 4.89 (2.56)

Height 2 (1.05)

Width 2.02 (1.06)


Chamber
The centre of the chamber is 4.8 (2.51) east of centre axis

The chamber is entirely made of red granite

Length 10 (5.24)

Height 11.17 (5.85)

Width 20 (10.47)


Northern shaft
Both shafts are approximately 2 (1.05) above floor

Distance from eastern wall 4.74 (2.48)

Height 0.27 (0.14) , width 0.4 (0.21)

Total length 113.61 (59.5), horizontal length 5.02 (2.63) ,

4 (2.09) at 17, 4 at 25, 4 at 29 30', 6 (3.14) at 34

and 113.61 (59.5) at 32 36' 8"


Southern shaft
Distance from eastern wall 4.75 (2.49)

Height 0.27 (0.14) , width 0.34 (0.18)

Total length 102.25 (53.55), horizontal length 3.28 (1.72) ,

4.2 (2.2) at 39 12', 8.3 (4.35) at 54 32' 24"

and 86.5 (45.3) at 45


Sarcophagus
At the center of the chamber, near the western wall

External length 4.35 (2.28) Internal length 3.78 (1.98)

External height 2 (1.05) Internal depth 1.66 (0.87)

External width 1.87 (0.98) Internal width 1.3 (0.68)


Relieving chambers
There are five of them, the uppermost one having a gabled roof

Total height approximately 29 (15.19) above the ceiling of the King's chamber

Lengths and widths are the same as in the King's chamber




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




How Steep?

diagram of 51-degree angleEach side of the Great Pyramid rises at an angle of 51.5 degrees to the top. Not only that, each of the sides are aligned almost exactly with true north, south, east, and west.

For a pyramid to look like a pyramid, each of the four triangular-shaped sides must slope up and towards each other at the same angle so that they meet at a point at the top. The builders constructed the pyramid layer by layer, starting at the bottom. They had to check their work often, for even a tiny error at the bottom could grow into a very large error by the time the workers reached the top!

Scale Model of the Great Pyramid

You can build a model of the Great Pyramid, but first you need to scale it down. To do this, you will need to make the pyramid 3,000 times smaller than it really is! To achieve that, every 30 meters of the pyramid is represented as 1 centimeter on the outline provided.

Once you have printed and assembled your scaled-down model of the Great Pyramid, you can compare it to scaled-down versions of other buildings and objects, including people.

Object Actual
Height
Scale
Height
(1 cm =
30 m)
Object
to represent
scaled-down
height

Great Pyramid 146.5 m 4.9 cm paper pyramid
Statue of Liberty 92 m 3 cm small paper clip
Sears Building 443 m 14.8 cm ball-point pen
Average person 1.7 m .05 cm (.5 mm) grain of salt
Eiffel Tower 300 m ? ?
Leaning
Tower of Pisa
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Try finding the scale heights for other objects, such as the tallest building in your neighborhood, your home, or your height. To do this, divide the object's height in meters by 30 to get its scale height in centimeters. Then find an object to represent it next to your paper pyramid.

Now it's your turn to scale a pyramid!

We've scaled down the Great Pyramid for you. Now it's up to you to see if you can create scale models of the other two pyramids on the Giza Plateau, Khafre and Menkaure. Here are their actual dimensions:

Khafre

    Base: 214.5 m (704 ft) on each side
    Height: 143.5 m (471 ft) tall
    Angle of Incline: 53 degrees 7' 48"

Menkaure

Base: 110 m (345.5 ft) on each side
Height: 68.8 m (216 ft) tall
Angle of Incline: 51.3 degrees


Using the print command on your computer, print out this pyramid outline.

The original outline shows the Great Pyramid's actual dimensions scaled down using the scale of 1 cm = 30 m. Depending on your printer, the outline may appear to be slightly smaller or larger.

scale: 1 cm = 30 m
  1. Cut out the pyramid along the solid lines.
  2. Fold each triangle side along the dotted lines towards the center of the square base.
  3. Align the sides of any two triangles and tape into place. Repeat until the pyramid is complete.
Paper diagram to print, cut out, and fold
Exterior Dimensions 
Exact measurements of the Great Pyramid were first made by W.M. Flinders Petrie, and published in 1883 by the Royal society in his book, "The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh". The Great Pyramid was professionally surveyed by J.H. Cole, and the measurements were published in his "Determination of the Exact Size and Orientation of the Great Pyramid", published by Government Press, Cairo, 1925. Many of these measurements were subsequently recorded in "The Great Pyramid Decoded", by Peter Lemesurier, 1977.

Height (including capstone):   480.69 feet 

Courses:   201 (40 storeys)

Length of Sides: 
  West:   755.76 feet
  North:  755.41 feet
  East:  755.87 feet
  South:  756.08 feet

Perimeter: 3023.22 feet

Angle of Corners 
 Northwest:   89 59’58”
 Northeast:   90 3’02”
 Southeast:   89 56’02”
 Southwest:   90 3’02”

Apothem 
(Distance from the apex, or highest point, down one side to the center of a base):
   610 feet

Slope of North Face: 51 50’40”

Area of the Base: 13 acres

Number of Blocks: more than 2.5 million

Weight of Blocks: 2-70 tons each

Size of original limestone casing stones: Some weigh 15 tons each

Latitude of the Apex: 29 58’51” North

Longitude of the Apex: 31 8’2” East


Dimensions of Interior Chambers
From measurements taken by Petrie and Rutherford

Ascending Passage
 Height:   3.94 ft
 Length:   97.6 ft
 Width:    3.4 ft
 Slope:    26

Descending Passage:
 Height:    3.94 ft
 Length:   344.3 ft
 Width:   3.4 ft
 Slope:   26 30’

Subterranean Chamber:
 Length:    46.1 ft
 Width:   26.9 ft

Dead End Passage Length: 53.8 ft

Grand Gallery
 Height:   28.2 ft.
 Width:    3.4 ft
 Length:   156.9 ft
 Slope: 26

King’s Chamber
 Length:    34.38 ft
 Width:    17.19 ft
 Height (to floor surface):    17.1 ft
 Height (to true base):   19.2 ft

Queen’s Chamber
 Passage (first portion)
    Height: 3.9 ft
    Width: 3.4 ft.
 Passage (second protion)
    Height: 5.6
    Width: 3.4 ft
 Length (E to W):    18.9 ft
 Width (N to S):    17.19 ft
 Height:    15.3 ft
 Height to Apex:   20.3
 Slope of ceiling:    30 26’

Angle of “Air Shafts”
 Queen’s Chamber 
    North: 39
    South: 39 30’
 King’s Chamber
    North: 32 28’
    South: 45

Khafre's Inside Story

Khafre's pyramidKhafre, who was the son of Khufu, was also known as Rakhaef or Chephren. He ruled from 2520 - 2494 B.C. and is responsible for the second largest pyramid complex at Giza, which includes the Sphinx, a Mortuary Temple, and a Valley Temple. The most distinctive feature of Khafre's Pyramid is the topmost layer of smooth stones that are the only remaining casing stones on a Giza Pyramid.

Dates Built: c. 2558-2532 B.C.

Total Blocks of Stone:

Base: 704 feet (214.5 m) on each side covering a total area of 11 acres

Total Weight: undetermined

Average Weight of Individual Blocks of Stone: 2.5 tons, some of the outer casing blocks of stone weigh in at 7 tons

Height: Originally 471 feet (143.5 m) tall, now 446 feet (136 m) tall

Angle of Incline: 53 degrees 7' 48"

Construction Material: Limestone and red granite

Khafre may be best known for his statues, and most famous among them is, of course, the Sphinx. Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass write of Khafre: "He was, after all, perhaps the greatest maker of statues of the Pyramid Age. There are emplacements in his pyramid temples for 58 statues, including four colossal sphinxes, each more than 26 feet long, two flanking each door of his Valley Temple; two colossal statues, possibly of baboons, in tall niches inside the entrances of the Valley Temple; 23 life-size statues of the pharaoh in the Valley Temple (fragments of several have been found with his name inscribed on them); at least seven large statues of him in the inner chambers of his Mortuary Temple; 12 colossal Khafre statues around the courtyard of his Mortuary Temple; and ten more huge statues in the Sphinx Temple."
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