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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
Red Pyramid Dashur eg00717jhp 
 Egypt Dahshur Red North Pyramids Bent Black mortuary Temple capstone from side of the true robbed tallest Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side here looking towards the Bent Pyramid also built by Sneferu and in the far distance the carbuncle of the Black Pyramid of Amememhet 111 built some 600-700 years later. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Outlying Pyramids
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00717jhp
Upload Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Egypt Dahshur Red North Pyramids Bent Black mortuary Temple capstone

from side of the true robbed tallest Old Kingdom construction following the problems with his Meidum and Bent pyramids this appears to have been a well executed building programme with a successful outcome, the tallest of the Dashur pyramids and although robbed of all its limestone casing is considered the first of the ‘true’ pyramids to have been completed. Pieces of the pyramid’s capstone have been reconstructed and form a feature in what remains of the foundations of the Mortuary Temple on the east side here looking towards the Bent Pyramid also built by Sneferu and in the far distance the carbuncle of the Black Pyramid of Amememhet 111 built some 600-700 years later.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dashur, Dahshur, desert, sand, escarpment, Red, granite, North, Northern, Pyramid, shining, complex, necropolis, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, architecture, construction, tallest, completed, history, king, pharaoh, royal, tombs, death, burial, afterlife, Saqqara, Bent, Snefru, Sneferu, Snofru, corbelled, necropolis, Middle, Kingdom, Amenemhet 11, Senwosret 111, Saqqara, Saqqarah, 4th Dynasty, Stadelmann, Amenemhat 111, Black, mudbrick, Senusert, sarcophagus, Turah, Tura, limestone, casing, stripped, plundered, robbed, removed, mortuary, east, side, temple, entry, north, face, chamber, antechamber, corbelled, pyramidion, capstone, reconstructed, mortuary, temple, foundations, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, landscape, format
 


 

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