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Paper Models of Square Pyramids


The square pyramid is made of a square base and 4 equilateral triangeles.
The model of the Cheops pyramid (also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or Great Pyramid of Giza) is a 1:2000 scale model.

Paper Model Square Pyramid

Square Pyramid:
Number of faces: 5
Number of edges: 8
Number of vertices: 5

Cheops Pyramid scale: 1:2000 Cheops Pyramid (model 1:2000)

Cheops Pyramid:
Number of faces: 5
Number of edges: 8
Number of vertices: 5


square pyramids (.PDF)
cheops pyramid (.PDF)
Print the PDF file to make the paper model.

Net pyramid



Net Cheops pyramid



Paper Model Cheops Pyramid part 2



Definition of a Pyramid: A pyramid is a polyhedron with one face (known as the "base") a polygon and all the other faces triangles meeting at a common polygon vertex (known as the "apex"). A right pyramid is a pyramid for which the line joining the centroid of the base and the apex is perpendicular to the base. A regular pyramid is a right pyramid whose base is a regular polygon. An n-gonal regular pyramid (denoted Yn) having equilateral triangles as sides is possible only for n=3, 4, 5. These correspond to the tetrahedron, square pyramid, and pentagonal pyramid, respectively.


Paper models:
Selection of pyramids
Bent pyramid
Step pyramid (Djoser)


Links
Virtual Square Pyramid (VRML-viewer is needed)
Wikipedia: Great Pyramid of Giza


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