Home
Galleries
Info
Links
Contact
 
Egypt > Outlying Pyramids > Senwosret Pyramid Lisht eg012910jhp
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
Senwosret Pyramid Lisht eg012910jhp 
 Egypt Pyramid Senusret worked limestone block masonry techniques cutting Middle Kingdom site which also has the slightly better preserved tomb of Amenemhet 1 nearby. Access to Senusretís pyramid is through a local village and agricultural land at the edge of the desert escarpment as is common with most of the pyramid sites south of Giza. I remember passing a very well kept football pitch. A local custodian took me around and also allowed me to take flash photographs of some coloured reliefs on limestone blocks under a roofed area. The pyramid has almost totally collapsed into a huge sandy mound but there were still one section of limestone casing intact and not plundered and around the site were hints at its previous enclosure wall structure with large sections of eroded limestone sticking out of the sand like a whales skeleton. The burial chamber thought to have been robbed shortly after his death is under the ground water table and is inaccessible. The site dates back to the Middle Kingdom-Senusretía reign was 1971-1926BC and he was the son of Amenemhet 1 building his pyramid near his fathers. There is evidence of nine subsidiary pyramids for royal ladies and mastaba tombs around the site including those of Vizier Mentuhotep, Senwosret-ankh. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, el-Lisht, Lisht, el-Fayoum, Fayyum, Pyramid, Pyramids, Middle, Kingdom, Senusert 1, Senwosret 1, Sesostris 1, son, Amenemhet 1, collapsed, archaeology, construction, museum, covered, ancient, history, pharaoh, Middle, Kingdom, c1950BC, royal, tomb, death, burial, afterlife, wall, necropolis, women, tombs, subsidiary, Amenemhat, Ammenemes, granite, mortuary, temple, enclosure, walls, mastaba, mastabas, Mentuhopet, Vizier, Senwosret-ankh, ceiling, stars, texts, coloured, reliefs, painted, hieroglyphs, farming, scenes, limestone, blocks, casing, desert, escarpment, barren, sandy, mound, eroded, robbed, entrance, ground, level, ground, water, blocked, October, 2001, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, format, landscape, masonry, stonework, holes, splitting, techniques, skills
© Jim Henderson
back one image forward one image

Photographer: Jim Henderson
Collection: Outlying Pyramids
Filename:
Senwosret Pyramid Lisht eg012910jhp
Upload Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Photo Size: 11.9 MB; 5297x3561 pixels
Preview:
  comp 600 x 403

Caption:

Egypt Pyramid Senusret worked limestone block masonry techniques cutting Middle

Kingdom site which also has the slightly better preserved tomb of Amenemhet 1 nearby. Access to Senusretís pyramid is through a local village and agricultural land at the edge of the desert escarpment as is common with most of the pyramid sites south of Giza. I remember passing a very well kept football pitch. A local custodian took me around and also allowed me to take flash photographs of some coloured reliefs on limestone blocks under a roofed area. The pyramid has almost totally collapsed into a huge sandy mound but there were still one section of limestone casing intact and not plundered and around the site were hints at its previous enclosure wall structure with large sections of eroded limestone sticking out of the sand like a whales skeleton. The burial chamber thought to have been robbed shortly after his death is under the ground water table and is inaccessible. The site dates back to the Middle Kingdom-Senusretía reign was 1971-1926BC and he was the son of Amenemhet 1 building his pyramid near his fathers. There is evidence of nine subsidiary pyramids for royal ladies and mastaba tombs around the site including those of Vizier Mentuhotep, Senwosret-ankh.
Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, el-Lisht, Lisht, el-Fayoum, Fayyum, Pyramid, Pyramids, Middle, Kingdom, Senusert 1, Senwosret 1, Sesostris 1, son, Amenemhet 1, collapsed, archaeology, construction, museum, covered, ancient, history, pharaoh, Middle, Kingdom, c1950BC, royal, tomb, death, burial, afterlife, wall, necropolis, women, tombs, subsidiary, Amenemhat, Ammenemes, granite, mortuary, temple, enclosure, walls, mastaba, mastabas, Mentuhopet, Vizier, Senwosret-ankh, ceiling, stars, texts, coloured, reliefs, painted, hieroglyphs, farming, scenes, limestone, blocks, casing, desert, escarpment, barren, sandy, mound, eroded, robbed, entrance, ground, level, ground, water, blocked, October, 2001, 35mm, Nikon, FM2, Fuji, RVP, Velvia, slide, film, scanned, format, landscape, masonry, stonework, holes, splitting, techniques, skills
 


 

Copyright © Crooktree Images 2010 - photographs by Jim Henderson Sitemap