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Pyramids - Part 2

Abusir - The Places

 

The Pyramids at Abusir Part 2

 

Covering:

  • Pyramid of Pharaoh Neferefre

  • The Last Solar Temple

  • Temple of Pharaoh Ramses II

  • Smaller Pyramids and Mastabas

    • Pyramid of Queen Khentkaus II

    • Pyramid known as Lepsius 24

    • Pyramid known as Lepsius 25

    • Mastaba of Vizier Ptahshepses

    • Mastaba of Prince Nakhtkare

     

Pyramid of Pharaoh Neferefre

Type: Step Pyramid
Remains: it was never completed

The Last Solar Temple

This is thought to have been erected by Pharaoh Menkauhor, but this has yet to be found. He was the 7th Ruler of the 5th Dynasty.

Smaller Pyramids and Mastabas

 

  • Pyramid of Queen Khentkaus II, wife of Pharaoh Neferirkare; who was also the mother of Pharaoh Neferefre and Pharaoh Nyuserre
  • Pyramid known as Lepsius 24: appears to have been a Queen’s Pyramid and is home to the name reliefs of Vizier Ptahshepses
  • Pyramid known as Lepsius 25: thought to have been a Queen’s Pyramid
  • Mastaba of Vizier Ptahshepses, Vizier to Pharaoh Nyuserre
  • Mastaba of Prince Nakhtkare, son of either Pharaoh Raneferef or Pharaoh Nyuserre

Temple of Pharaoh Ramses II

A 32m long by 52m wide and was home to a large Court with their storage rooms for offerings. At its rear was a staircase that led to the Inner Sanctum which hosted 3 chambers dedicated to God Ra, God Amun and Goddess Nekhbet. The whole Temple was surrounded by blue painted Mudbrick Walls. This was uncovered by Egyptologists in 2017.