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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

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Abu Ghurab & Abusir EG02AA34jhp 
 Egypt Abu Ghurab Sun Temple Nyuserre Solar Abu Sir pyramids ruined desert isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, Abusir, pyramids, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab & Desert EG02AA33jhp 
 Egypt Abu Ghurab Sun Temple Niuserre wall enclosure south desert isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, landscape, wall, enclosure, southwards, south, sand, agriculture, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab & Guide EG02AA01jhp 
 Egyptian Abu Ghurab Sun Temple local custodian guide plantation desert isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital, custodian, local, guide, plantation, agricultrual
Abu Ghurab Alabaster Bowl EG02AA07jhp 
 Egyptian Abu Ghurob Sun Temple Nyuserre alabaster bowl patterns swirls at isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, landscape, alabaster, bowl, draining, hole, patterns, swirls, waves, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab Alabaster Bowl EG02AA11jhp 
 Egypt Abu Ghurob Sun Temple Niuserre alabaster bowl draining hole isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, landscape, alabaster, bowl, draining, hole, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab Alabaster Bowl EG02AA8JHP 
 Abu Ghurab Pyramid Egypt Alabaster Bowl Closeup Photo Carved Smooth maybe for the blood of sacrificed bulls lying near the ruins of the obelisk base of the Sun Temple of Nyuserre at this site between Cairo and Saqqara dating from around 2300BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, ruined, collapsed, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, alabaster, bowls, obelisk, base, deity, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, channels, drainage
Abu Ghurab Alabaster EG02AA09jhp 
 Egyptian Abu Ghurab Sun Temple Nyuserre alabaster Hetep altar patterns location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab Alabaster EG02AA10jhp 
 Egypt Abu Ghurab Sun Temple Nyuserre alabaster altar four side patterns at isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, upright, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab Approach EG02AA02jhp 
 Egyptian Abu Ghurob Sun Temple plantation approach farming palm trees ruin desert isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, approach, plantation, farming, argriculture, palm, trees, upright, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab Cartouche EG02AA04jhp 
 Egyptian Abu Ghurab Ghurob Nyuserre Niuserre Ini cartouche column desert isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, cartouche, Ini, carved, column, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, upright, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab Eroded Blocks EG02AA13jhp 
 Abu Ghurab Nyuserre Solar Obelisk base limestone blocks erosion soft isolated location south of Giza, about 25km from Cairo and situated on the desert escarpment after travelling through rural roads and walking in agricultural land and then the sand. Originally thought to be a pyramid, called Riga but now known to be the Sun-Temple of Nyusere c2453-2422 built on an east-west access and although a very elaborate miniature pyramid complex is now very ruined and is thought to be the only one of six standing that were built in the area. Large alabaster bowls of considerable beauty remain from the slaughterhouse where animals would have been sacrificed for the Heb Sed and in similar stone, a huge four-sided Hetep Altar stone remains intact in front of the base of where a large Solar Obelisk would have stood. 2km away is the site of Abusir whose remaining pyramids can be seen across the desert to the south. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Giza, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, Niuserre, Riga, Solar, Obelisk, Benben, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, God, Re, Heliopolis, River, Nile, Abu Sir, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, horizon, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, tombs, blocks, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, bowls, channels, drainage, afterlife, travelling, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, gigantic, history, desert, hazy, light, 2002, Fuji, S2, DSLR, digital
Abu Ghurab Pyramid Bowls EG02AA36JHP 
 Ancient Egyptian Abu Ghurab Pyramid Alabaster Bowls Blood Sacrifices Bulls Rituals at obelisk base at the Sun-Temple of Nyuserre from the 5th Dynasty around 2400BC near Abu Sir between Cairo and Saqqara. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, ruined, collapsed, upright, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, alabaster, bowls, obelisk, base, deity, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, channels, drainage
Abu Ghurab Pyramid Bowls EG02AA37JHP 
 Abu Ghurab Pyramid Sun Temple Nysuerre Bulls Slaughter Blood Alabaster Bowls by an obelisk base at religious site from the 5th Dynasty around 2400BC near Abu Sir between Cairo and Saqqara. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, ruined, collapsed, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, alabaster, bowls, obelisk, base, deity, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, purification, ceremonial, sacrifice, slaughterhouse, bulls, blood, channels, drainage
Abu Ghurab Pyramid Causeway EG02AA16JHP 
 Egyptian Abu Ghurab Pyramid Backdrop Modern Local Custodians Egyptians having a chat in the final approach from the causeway to the Sun Temple of Nyuserre at Abu Ghurab located south of Cairo. No model release is required for this if used for editorial or guidebook use. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, benben, causeway, custodians, Egyptians, locals, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, hazy, light
Abu Ghurab Pyramid Construction EG02AA27JHP 
 Abu Ghurab Pyramid Construction Detail Closeup Photograph Ancient Egyptian site at the base of a now non-existent obelisk at the Sun Temple of Nyuserre at Abu Ghurab lying between Cairo and Saqqara 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, blocks, construction, stones, ruined, collapsed, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, causeway, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, hazy, light
Abu Ghurab Pyramid Construction EG02AA28JHP 
 Abu Ghurab Pyramid Construction Detail Limestone Building Blocks Stones Photo of this base dating from around 2300BC of a now non-existent obelisk at the Sun Temple of Nyuserre at Abu Ghurab lying between Cairo and Saqqara. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, ruined, collapsed, upright, construction, stones, building, obelisk, base, exterior, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, hazy, light
Abu Ghurab Pyramid EG02AA21JHP 
 Abu Ghurob Pyramid Hetep Shape Altar Alabaster Sun Temple Nyuserre between Cairo and Saqqara which would have stood in front the ruined obelisk base at the background. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, benben, causeway, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, obelisk, base, collapsed, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, hazy
Abu Ghurab Pyramid EG02AA3JHP 
 Abu Ghurab Pyramid Nyuserre Approach Plantation Access Egypt Desert Escarpment at the ruins of the Sun Temple of Nyuserre dating from around 2350BC on the edge of the desert escarpment at Abu Ghurab south of Cairo. One of the exciting things about these less visited sites is the feeling of exploration being well off the beaten track and approached through rural areas. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, approach, plantation, sand, ruined, collapsed, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, hazy
Abu Ghurab Pyramid EG02AA40JHP 
 Abu Ghurob Pyramid Ruins Obelisk Sun Temple Limestone Blocks Erosion Built 5th Dynasty ruler Nyuserre around 2350BC at Abu Ghurob with desert backdrop south of Cairo dating back to around 2300BC. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, benben, causeway, obelisk, base, ruined, collapsed, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, hazy
Abu Ghurab Pyramid EG02AA5JHP 
 Abu Ghurab Pyramid Ruins Obelisk Base Sun Temple Egyptian Pharaoh Nyuserre 5th Dynasty site south of Cairo viewed from the north east slaughterhouse area with the Hetep altar just off to the extreme left. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Abu Ghurab, Abu Ghurob, pyramid, Sun-Temple, Nyuserre, benben, causeway, alabaster, altar, Hetep, four-sided, ruined, collapsed, obelisk, base, landscape, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, soft, erosion, limestone, deity, buried, pharaoh, royal, blocks, afterlife, celestial, religion, beliefs, death, burial, history, desert, hazy, slaughterhouse

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