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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
Meidum Pyramid eg012935jhp 
 Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction flawed design closeup Sneferu ancient early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza. 
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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Outlying Pyramids
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Meidum Pyramid eg012935jhp
Upload Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
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Meydum pyramid collapsed core construction flawed design closeup Sneferu ancient

early example Faiyum of the final structure of the Egyptian pyramids that finally dominated the Giza skyline. It is thought at Maidum pyramid was the first smooth sided success evolving the Step Pyramid design from Saqqara. Now held to be started by Huni, last King of the 3rd Dynasty and completed by his son Sneferu so dating from around 2600BC. Latest theories suggest it collapsed possibly before it was completed evidenced by human remains found under the rubble. This view is looking up the causeway now covered in sand. You can also enter the interior of the pyramid down a long descending corridor of 57m into the natural rock under the pyramid where a short shaft allows access into the burial chamber with its impressive limestone lined corbelled roof. Near by is Mastaba No 17 into which you also access, torch advised, in which is a sarcophagus larger than the one in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Memphis, Saqqara, River, Nile, Lower, Egyptian, Fayoum, Meydum, Pyramid, Mastaba, landscape, agricultural, fields, desert, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, looking up, construction, architecture, design, flaws, experimental, pharaoh, Snofru, Snefru, Sneferu, Huni, Maidum, Meidum, Maydum, necropolis, royal, tombs, chapel, death, burial, chamber, corbelled, roof, limestone, blocks, afterlife, el-Fayum, al-Fayyum, el-Faiyum, 3rd, Dynasty, collapse, masonry, robbed, step, layers, stone, mudbrick, mastaba, No 17, sarcophagus, passageway, crawl, anonymous, false, history, holiday, cruise, escarpment, floods, inundation, annual, high, ground, causeway, sand, buried, collapsed, June, 2001, 35mm, slide, film, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, 50asa, colour, scanned, scan, Nikon, FM, Tokina SD, 28-70mm zoom
 


 

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