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152     Mechanical and Technical Processes. Materials

FIG. 29.  Section of pyramid of King Sahure* at Abusir; Vth Dynasty
(after BORCHARDT j Das Graldenkmal des Konigs Sabure\ p. 29).

FIG. 30. Section of the relieving chambers above the King's Chamber in
the Great Pyramid (after PERROT and CHIPEEZ, Histoire de I'Art dans
rAntiquite^ p. 227).
The relieving devices in the pyramids are easy to explain; the
interior blocks, except those next to the casing-blocks or to