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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 eg00712jhp 
 Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu exterior limestone blocks eroded 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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Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Outlying Pyramids
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Red Pyramid Dashur eg00712jhp
Upload Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
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Egypt Red North Pyramid Sneferu exterior limestone blocks eroded 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, interior, passageway, cramped, crawl, boards, climbing, pyramidion, capstone, reconstructed, mortuary, temple, foundations, June, 2000, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, flash, Metz, upright, format
 


 

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