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Pyramid of Menkaure
The Third Pyramid is attributed to the Pharaoh Menkaure of the fourth dynasty and sits southwest of the Second Pyramid on the Giza Plateau.
Apex Height: 204 feet.
Length of one side at base: 356.5 feet
Slope of side: 51°
Slope of descending passage: 26° 1'
Interior chamber and passages are shown in the East section drawing (looking through from the East) below.
Third Pyramid Section View

Second Pyramid Mortuary Temple

The "mortuary temple" on the east side of the Third Pyramid
seen from the top of the pyramid.
For a complete map of the pyramids, temples and causeways see
"The Guide to the Giza Plateau"

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