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Dahshur Location Upper Egypt - 8 kilometers south of Saqqara
West bank of Nile
Nome22nd nome of Upper Egypt Knife - the 22nd Nome of Upper Egypt
Type of SettlementRoyal necropolis of the Old Kingdom 4th Dynasty, and Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty
Historical Development- Archaeological research has revealed no traces of activity in this area before Snefru, which may mean that he chose this area, because it had not been used before.
- The first notable building activity in the area after Snefru is dated to the reign of Amenemhet 2 of the 12th Dynasty,
- After the Middle Kingdom, Dahshur seems to have lost its appeal as a royal necropolis. Amenemhet's 3 pyramid was the last royal funerary monument that was built there
  1. Old Kingdom Pyramids constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Snefru
    • The Bent Pyramid
    • The Red Pyramid
  2. Middle Kingdom Pyramids of the 12th Dynasty:
  3. Several tombs and Mastabas from the Old Kingdom

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Video: Ancient Egypt History, Technology and Purpose of the Bent Pyramid

The Bent Pyramid is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located at the royal necropolis of Dahshur, approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo, built under the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu (c. 2600......

Photos: Dahshur Necropolis

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