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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: Inside the Red Pyramid at the Dahshur Necropolis

The Red Pyramid, also called the North Pyramid, is the largest of the three major pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis. Named for the rusty reddish hue......

Photos: Dahshur Necropolis

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