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Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids

Mystery Solved? A New Theory About Why Egypt Stopped Building Pyramids

The Atlantic - Rebecca J. Rosen

When structural engineer Peter James arrived at the Bent Pyramid, 25 miles south of Cairo, his task was to inspect* the structure's remaining "cladding" -- its smooth exterior envelope. Why was it crumbling? The foundation seemed completely stable. The prevailing theory -- that "the missing cladding …

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