Bent pyramid

Bent pyramid at Dahshur, Egypt

The bent pyramid at Dahshur shows us that the ancient Egyptians experimented a lot with the slope of the pyramids. In the middle of construction the builders must have decided that the slope of the building was too steep to continue. Thus, the top half of the pyramid has a different slope.

The slope that was used for the upper section of this pyramid was later used by the builders of the Giza pyramids.