Upper Egypt - 8 kilometers south of Saqqara
West bank of Nile
|Nome||Knife - the 22nd Nome of Upper Egypt|
|Type of Settlement||Royal 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