Perring, John Shae ; 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 3): Appendix — London, 1842

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3^ inches from tlie original floor, a passage, 3 feet 5j inches in
width, runs southward, for 23 feet 11 inches, to a third chamber,
the floor of which had been taken up to the depth of 14 feet.
The floor of the above-mentioned passage (which was originally
3 feet 5h inches high) had also been taken up, in order, probably,
to facilitate the removal of the large blocks from the inner

The third chamber is 27 feet 3h inches long from east to
west, and 13 feet 7'2 inches wide from north to south. The sides
are perpendicular for 12 feet 1 inch, after which fourteen courses
project inwards, as in the other apartment; and the total height
from the original floor to the ceiling is 48 feet 1 inch.

Original. Present.

Base - - - 719 ft. 5 in. 700 ft. 0 in.

Perpendicular Height 342 ft. 7 in. 326 ft. 6 in.

Angle of external Casing; - 43° 36' 11''

Fig. 1 is a section of the Pyramid, through the entrance-
passage and the first chamber, looking west, a a a, on the
sides of the Pyramid, are parts of the casing.

Fig. 2 is a plan, through A B, Fig. 1, upon a level with the
third chamber, and with the horizontal passage leading to it from
the second chamber.

In another plate, Fig. 1, is part of the section on an en-
larged scale.

Fig. 2 is a plan through E F in Fig. 1.

Fiyr. 3 is a section of the second and third chambers.

Fie:. 4. A transverse section of the second chamber, looking
south. It shews the entrance of the passage leading to the third

Fig. 5. Plan of the entrance-passage, and of the first and
second chambers.


It is built in two inclinations, so that the lower part has the
form of a truncated, and the upper that of a perfect Pyramid ;
which mode of construction, according to Sir J. G. Wilkinson,
was probably occasioned by a desire to complete the building
more quickly than it was at first intended: and it may be added,
that this conjecture was in some degree confirmed by Mr. Per-
ring's researches, by which it appeared that the upper part had
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