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Pyramids - Part 1

Abusir - The Places

The Pyramids at Abusir Part 1

 

Covering:

  • The First Solar Temple

  • Pyramid of Pharaoh Sahure, 2nd Pharaoh of the 5th Dynasty

  • Pyramid of Pharaoh Neferirkare, 3rd Pharaoh of the 5th Dynasty

  • Pyramid of Pharaoh Nyuserre

 

The First Solar Temple

Pharaoh Userkaf built the first Monument here: his Solar Temple at the beginning of the 5th Dynasty which he founded

Pyramid of Pharaoh Sahure

2nd Pharaoh of the 5th Dynasty
Type: Step Pyramid
Known for: its very beautiful carved Reliefs

Pyramid of Pharaoh Neferirkare

3rd Pharaoh of the 5th Dynasty
Type: Converted from a Step Pyramid to a True Pyramid
Notes: 2nd Pyramid Built and is also the tallest Pyramid on the Site
Death: Pharaoh died unexpectedly early when his Pyramid had reached a height of over 72m, though today only 50m remains

Pyramid of Pharaoh Nyuserre

Type: Step Pyramid
Remains: the most intact Pyramid that remains today