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| Meidum Broken Pyramid |
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|Description ||Lower chamber at the base of the pyramid which connects the shaft to the main corbelled chamber one floor up. The walls are massoned, but much material has been removed.|
Pyramid thought to have been started by Pharao Huni of the 3rd Dynasty and finished by his natural son Sneferu of the 3rd Dynasty in the old kingdom.
This pyramid marked the transition from the Saqqara style stepped pyramid to the classic pyramid shape, but was not a success as it collapased possibly during construction or soon after while the smooth casing was being installed. The 57 Meter long angled passage and chamber are relatively well preserved and accessible.
This pyramid is the furthest South of the major Old Kingdom pyramids.
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