Howard-Vyse, Richard William Howard
Operations carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837: with an account of a voyage into upper Egypt, and Appendix (Band 1) — London, 1840

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OPERATIONS CARRIED ON AT GIZEII.

NORTHERN PYRAMID OF DASHOOR.

The entrance, like those of the Pyramids at Gizeh, is
an inclined passage, commencing at a considerable height
in the northern front, and leading to a spacious chamber,
whence, by a forced passage in the bottom of the wall,
another apartment is entered. At the height of about
28 feet, a square aperture, something like the entrance
leading to Davison's Chamber in the Great Pyramid,
opens into a passage about 14 feet long, which conducts
to an inner chamber on a lower level, full of masses of
unwrought stone, some of which are apparently intended
for sarcophagi. These chambers have roofs, like that
in the Great Passage of the Pyramid of Gizeh. We took
the angle of the inclined passage; but, as there was
reason to believe that the measurements taken at Gizeh
were not correct, the result, in this instance, was not
to be trusted.

THE PYRAMID OF HOWARA.

This Pyramid is situated upon high desert land, in
an obtuse angle formed by a large canal. It is at some
little distance from the water; and the intermediate
ground appears to have been formerly cultivated. There
is a village on the opposite bank. The Pyramid stands
due north and south, and is composed of large unburnt
bricks, formed of the earth dug out of the canal,
mixed up with a proportion of straw. They are ex-
tremely hard and well made, and put together without
loading ...