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Second Pyramid
The Second Pyramid is attributed to the Pharaoh Khafre of the fourth dynasty and sits southwest of the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau. The original limestone casing stone is visible on the capstone. Some of the base is carved from the limestone bedrock, and some is constructed of huge limestone blocks.
Apex Height: 447.5 feet.
Length of one side at base: 707.5 feet
Slope of side: 52° 20'
Slope of descending passage: 25° 55'
Interior chamber and passages are shown in the East section drawing (looking through from the East) below.
Pyramid of Khafre East Section

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