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Pictures of pyramids and scenery related to them outwith the main sites of Giza and Saqqara such as Abusir, Dashur, El Lisht, Meydum and Hawara
Abu Sir Pyramids eg951228jhp 
 Egypt Egyptian Abu Sir mastaba tomb Ptahshepses carved reliefs bas hieroglyphs near Saqqara lying on the desert plateau south from Giza is a complex of what were originally 14 pyramids of which only four are now discernible. The most complete is Old Kingdom Dynasty V King Sahure c 2480BC conforming to Fourth Dynasty plans and I was able to access the site in 1995 and took this amongst other photos. However after that the site was closed during visits up to 2005 while undergoing considerable excavation I understood so much more might now be visible assuming access of allowed. Near Memphis and the Saqqara entrances it was approached through the village of Abu Sir. Generally poorly constructed as in the twilight of the ‘Pyramid Age’ and when the centralised power of the crown declined, the remains although in a poor state of repair there were some fascinating remains such as a beautiful carved red granite column with sharp carved bas reliefs, channels for a drainage system, examples of highly skilled carving of granite blocks and shaped bowls thought to be for collecting blood from sacrificed bulls. 
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Egypt Egyptian Abu Sir mastaba tomb Ptahshepses carved reliefs bas

hieroglyphs near Saqqara lying on the desert plateau south from Giza is a complex of what were originally 14 pyramids of which only four are now discernible. The most complete is Old Kingdom Dynasty V King Sahure c 2480BC conforming to Fourth Dynasty plans and I was able to access the site in 1995 and took this amongst other photos. However after that the site was closed during visits up to 2005 while undergoing considerable excavation I understood so much more might now be visible assuming access of allowed. Near Memphis and the Saqqara entrances it was approached through the village of Abu Sir. Generally poorly constructed as in the twilight of the ‘Pyramid Age’ and when the centralised power of the crown declined, the remains although in a poor state of repair there were some fascinating remains such as a beautiful carved red granite column with sharp carved bas reliefs, channels for a drainage system, examples of highly skilled carving of granite blocks and shaped bowls thought to be for collecting blood from sacrificed bulls.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, necropolis, landscape, history, antiquity, pyramid, pyramids, subsidiary, Kings, Pharaohs, Sahure, Neferirkare, Kakai, Nyuserre, Neuserre, Niuserre, Neferefre, Khentkawes, Ptahshepses, official, chapel, mastaba, Egyptology, archaeology, architecture, construction, workmanship, skilled, carvings, reliefs, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, ancient, history, royal, tomb, sun, temple, goddess, low, bas, relief, 5th Dynasty, Borchardt, tombs, valley, temple, causeway, ramps, mortuary, basalt, red, granite, palm, columns, drainage, channels, temples, Heliopolitan, sun, god, Re, King, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4
 


 

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