Less than two decades ago while clearing away a road that ran in front of Khufu's pyramid another pyramid, hereunto unknown was discovered. it
measures 23 x 23m, with an angle of inclination of 52° . This satellite pyramid was only found in 1993 and is interpreted as a cult pyramid (like
the small pyramid G2a near Khafre's pyramid).
What was its purpose? Speculation is; it was used as a 'model' of what the larger pyramid was to suppose to look like - to show to workers, it was
built after the work on Khufu's was done and was part of the mortuary temple or...what?
The pyramid is built in a near approximation of the size and angles of its larger companion
Where is it?
A top down view of the necropolis that surrounds Khufu's pyramid. By comparing this image with the next one below you can locate where G1-d is
In the image below it is labeled 'o' this diagram shows it how it might have looked in the past and complete while it is now just ruins
A large scale map showing in detail the tombs, satellite pyramids and boat bits around Khufu's tomb. The pyramid G1-d is noted as '11'
Small aerial view of the excavation
Excavation map - okay okay only a hardcore archy would like this but just watch when a Certain Canadian poster sees it, lol
A few black and white image (from the PDF) showing people so you can get the scale of this pyramid. I hope I don't need to mention that the cable is
An image of the substructure of the pyramid
An image of one of the stones with the original builders mark on it; with the rather pedestrian comment
"which is on the south (back) side"
Pyramid G1-d as it is today, in the picture on the left side you can see the pyramidion
Link to detailed PDF on G1-d and other related structures nearby
edit on 14/7/12 by Hanslune because: Added missing image of inscription