APEX – The Anatomy of the Egyptian pyramids

14 August 2011–6 November 2011

The National Museum – Architecture

For thousands of years scientists from around the world have tried to understand how the Egyptians were able to erect the giant pyramids.

In this exhibition, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) scholar Ole Jørgen Bryn shows how the planning phase of construction can answer some of these questions.

Through drawings, photographs and models, the exhibition demonstrates how it was possible for the Egyptians to reach the pyramid’s last and highest point, the apex point, with an impressive degree of accuracy. Bryn provides evidence that ancient Egyptians had invented a modern projection system as we know it in today’s engineering and architectural professions.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Ole Jørgen Bryn / NTNU and the National Museum.