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Seshat - Collapsed Pyramid of Meidum

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Collapsed Pyramid of Meidum

Case description: After the pyramid at Meidum collapsed, killing some construction workers in the process, they brought a class-action suit against Pharaoh Senefru's architect, Imhotep, claiming faulty architecture was to blame.

Case status: The workers were offered a settlement after it was shown that the angle of the pyramid, as noted on the blueprints, was too steep to support the weight of its massive stone covering. The god Ptah offered to help Imhotep redraw the plans for a new set of pyramids near the village of Saqqara.

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