Abstract This investigation concerns the mathematical structure in the design of the north and south pyramids at Dahshur. The odd form of the Bent pyramid and the architectural layout of the two pyramids will be ascribed to an organic theory of the emerging solar religion, in a logical parallelism with the Great pyramid, and in the context of principals of sacred mathematics that in some aspects can be traced back to the plan of the Step pyramid at Saqqara. + Erratum.

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