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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
Black Pyramid Dashur eg00734jhp 
 Egyptian Pyramid Amenemhat 111 Dahshur Black mudbrick ruin causeway structural problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Outlying Pyramids
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Black Pyramid Dashur eg00734jhp
Upload Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Egyptian Pyramid Amenemhat 111 Dahshur Black mudbrick ruin causeway structural

problems was started early in the 46 year reign of the King but is thought to have had structural defects because of its location close to Lake Dashur as well as too many internal rooms and passageways which could not support its weight. The Pharaoh, Middle Kingdom c1800BC was not buried in the pyramid [in Hawara] but two of his wives were and their remains were found by Dieter Arnold in 1976-83. The beautiful pyramidion in black gray granite, possibly never set in place, is in the Cairo Museum. The pyramid is one of several still standing at the Dashur necropolis although over shadowed by the more famous and probably oldest Bent, the slightly later Red pyramid as well as others more ruined which were built towards the end of the pyramid era.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Fayoum, Saqqara, Dashur, Egyptology, Black, pyramid, beautiful, archaeology, ancient, history, pharaoh, queens, royal, tombs, death, burial, together, causeway, valley, temple, afterlife, necropolis, Amenemhat 111, Amenemhet 111, sarcophagus, escarpment, granite, pyramidion, Museum, Cairo, mudbrick, core, limestone, casing, robbed, mortuary, temple, ruins, stones, blocks, tomb, desert, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, landscape, format
 


 

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