Topographical Plan of the Pyramids of Geezeh
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A detailed overhead drawing of the Pyramids of Geezeh, with important points marked with letters corresponding to written descriptions.
A, Entrance to the Great Pyramid. B, Entrance to theSecond Pyramid. C C, Long pits, by some supposed for mixing the mortar. D, Pyramid of the daughter of Khufu (Herodotus, ii, 126). E, Pavement of black stones basaltic trap), the same as found on the causeways of the pyramids of Sakkarah. F, Remains of masonry. G, Round enclosures of crude brick, of Arab date, at N.E. angle of this pyramid. H, Tombs of individuals, with deep pits. I, The tomb of Numbers. K, two inclined passages, meeting under ground, apparently once belonging to a small pyramid that stood over them. L L, The rock is here cut to a level surface. M, Kiosque for reception of visitors. N, A square space cut in the rock, probably to receive and support the corner-stone of the casing of the pyramid. The corner itself is of rock. P, Here stood a tomb which has received the title of the temple of Osiris. Q, Tomb of Trades, to west of Tombs H. R, A pit cased with stone, of modern date. S, The third Pyramid. T, Three small pyramids. U V, Temples in front of second and third pyramids. W W W, Fragments of stone arranged in the manner of a wall. X, A few palms and sycamores, with a well. Y, Southern stone causeway. Z, Northern causeway, repaired by the Khalifs. a, Tombs cut in the rock. b, Masonry. c, Black stones. d d, Tombs cut in the rock. e, The Sphinx. f, Granite, and Alabaster temple, with oval of Khafra or Chephren, builder of second pyramid: in it was found the large statue of Chephren, now in the museum at Cairo. g, Pits. h, Stone ruin on a rock. i, doorway, or passage through the southern causeway. k, a grotto in the rock, and above to the S.E. are pits at t. l, Inclined causeway, part of Y. m n, Tombs in the rocks. o, Some hieroglyphics on the rock, and trenches below, cut when the squared blocks were taken away. p, tombs cut in the scarp of the rock; one of them (the 6th from the S.) has a ceiling cut in imitation of the trunks of palm trees. q, Stone wall. r, Steps cut in the rock, near the N.W. angle of the Great Pyramid. M N, Magnetic North and South, T N is True North. u, Campbell's tomb. v, Arched tomb, with name of Psammetichus. w, A tomb with figures in relief and the Egyptian curved cornice. The constructed tombs at H, and behind the rocks, d d, are less regularly disposed than in the plan, but it is difficult to define them exactly on so small a scale. They are not so regular or perfect as shown.
Al Jīzah (Egypt) -- Maps.; Historical Map
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Related Work(s)From: Murray, John. "A Handbook for Travellers in Lower and Upper Egypt; including descriptions of The Course of the Nile Through Egypt and Nubia, Alexandria, Cairo, The Pyramids, Thebes, The Suez Canal, The Peninsula of Mount Sinai, the Oases, the Fayoom, &c. in Two Parts - Part I. Seventh Edition". (John Murray: London, 1888): 241.
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