Egypt's most iconic temple is a mirror of the planet as well as human DNA.
The Bent Pyramid, located at the royal necropolis of Dahshur, is the most enigmatic of the approximately ninety pyramids to be found in Egypt. A unique example of early pyramid development, c. 2596 BCE, it is also unique in that its original polished limestone outer casing remains largely intact
The lower part of the pyramid rises from the desert at an inclination of 54º44'. But the top section is built at the shallower angle of 43º22', lending the pyramid its very obvious "bent" appearance.
Orthodox archaeologists postulate that due to the steepness of the original angle of inclination the structure may have begun to show signs of instability during construction, forcing the builders to adopt a shallower angle to avert the structure's collapse. In essence, what the people are suggesting is that this beautiful edifice was a mistake, even if their theory is unproven.
Given the track record of Egyptian monuments, errors were not part of the temple builders' vocabulary. Throughout this ancient land of Al Khem vast temple complexes were designed and encoded with advanced mathematics, sacred geometry, astrological and astronomical alignments, mirror imaging of entire constellations, and the list goes on. Errors simply did not factor into such precise observations.
Another popular theory expounded by orthodox Egyptologists concerns the initial slope angle: the construction would simply take too long, and Sneferu's death was nearing, the builders changed the angle to complete the construction in time. However, neither the Bent pyramid nor any other major pyramid has produced burial remains or signs of having been designed for funerial purposes.
In the case of the great pyramid of Giza, the entrance leading into the alleged burial chamber is too narrow to accommodate a sarcophagus. Needless to say the theory of pyramids-as-tombs is as absurd as the story that builders simply wished to hurry a job along. Even today anyone building a house will tell you that builders never rush a job! Let's take another look at those enigmatic slopes and see if there was purpose behind the design.
The ancient formal name of the Bent Pyramid is generally translated as (The)-Southern-Shining-Pyramid. And in terms of mystery, it certainly shines.
In ancient times, names and myths were generally metaphoric by nature, and concealed several layers of meaning. In Egypt, 'shining' is also a reference to the creator Gods , the 'Els' or Shining Ones. If we follow this line of reasoning then the structure is in some way involved with 'creation', 'form', 'manifestation', or all three.
The ancient Egyptians knew how the Universe worked. The ratios of the dimensions of the Earth, as well as the dissection of planetary geometries is hidden in the temples they erected. In a way the temples are mirrors of the perfection of the Earth and the solar system, hence why their designs are pleasing to the eye: they are perfect, just as the solar system is built on a precise relationship between geometry and its numerical mirror, mathematics.
And the Bent Pyramid is no exception.
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How the geometries of the Bent Pyramid are calculated:
cos of the upper slope angle = tan 36º (a pentagonal angle) = 43º22'.
cos of the lower slope angle = tan 30º (a hexagonal angle) = 54º 44'
Compare with measured slope angles:
upper 43º22'; lower 54º27'