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Saqqara Pyramids

Saqqara - The Places

Pyramid of Djedkare

What: True sided Pyramid and Mortuary Complex with a Mortuary Temple, Valley Temple, a Cult Pyramid and a partially built Causeway; with reciprocal buildings for Pharaoh’s Chief Royal Wife, Queen Setibhor

When: 5th Dynasty

Size: 52.5m high – now 24m high, with a base of 78.75m

Step Pyramid of Djoser

What: The central building of the vast Mortuary Complex for Pharaoh Djoser

When: 3rd Dynasty

Who: Built for Pharaoh Djoser by his Royal Architect, Imhotep

Pyramid of Pharaoh Unas

What: Smallest Old Kingdom Pyramid but is highly significant due to the Pharaoh inscribing the Pyramid texts on its interior. There was a whole complex including a Causeway and a Valley Temple

When: 5th Dynasty

Size: Height of 43m and a base of 157.75m

Type: Smooth sided

Buried Pyramid

Who: Pharaoh Sekhemkhet

What: Unfinished Step Pyramid

When: Approx. 2645 BC during the 3rd Dynasty

Pyramid of Pharaoh Userkaf

What: True sided Pyramid and Mortuary Complex with a Mortuary Temple, Offering Chapel and a Cult Pyramid with reciprocal buildings for Pharaoh’s Chief Royal Wife, Queen Neferhetepes

When: 2490BC during the 5th Dynasty

Size: 49m high, with a base of 73.5m

Pyramid of Pharaoh Khendjer

What: A Funerary Complex for the Pharaoh including a Mortuary Temple, 2 enclosure Walls, a second smaller Pyramid and a Chapel

When: 13th Dynasty

 

Pyramid of Pharaoh Menkauhor

What: The small Pyramid of Pharaoh Menkauhor which enjoyed a Funerary Cult for up to 150 year after his death

When: 5th Dynasty

Also known: The Headless Pyramid or the Pyramid of Lepsius XXIX

Pyramid Complex of Pharaoh Teti

What: Pyramid at the centre of a Complex including; a satellite Pyramid, 2 Pyramids for his Queens, Funerary Temple and Cult structures. 2nd Pyramid known to have Pyramid Texts inscribed inside

When: 6th Dynasty

Pyramid of Pharaoh Pepi I

What: A Funerary Complex for the Pharaoh which included a Valley Temple, Causeway, Mortuary Temple, Pyramid Town and a further 10 minor Pyramids

When: 6th Dynasty

Architect: Inenek-Inti