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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 eg961319jhp 
 Egyptian desert Dahshur Red North Pyramid Sneferu barren true robbed tallest Dashur 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. 
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Collection: Outlying Pyramids
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Egyptian desert Dahshur Red North Pyramid Sneferu barren true robbed

tallest Dashur 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.
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, September, 1996, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, upright
 


 

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