Abu Sir - Land of the Forgotten Pyramids
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Let's take an actual look at the site:
The Pyramid of Sahure
Here is the east side of the pyramid of Sahure as seen between two columns from its Mortuary Temple. Although this pyramid is in grave disrepair, the remains its temples have contributed to our understanding of the life of the pyramid complex. Originally its causeway, which led from the Valley Temple to the Mortuary, was covered and richly decorated.
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The Pyramid of Neferirkare
The Pyramid of Neferirkare as approached from its north side leading to
its entrance, now blocked by debris. Planned perhaps as a stepped pyramid, evidence
suggests that the steps were probably filled and so this too was most likely to be a
"true" pyramid. This pyramid is the highest of the three largest pyramids in Abu
Visit The Pyramid of Neferirkare
The Pyramid of Niuserre
The middle pyramid at Abu Sir is that of Niuserre. This pyramid was built last and precariously placed in between the pyramids of Sahure and Neferirkare. The pyramid was approximately the same height of that of Sahure. Here it is viewed from its east face over the the remains of its mortuary temple
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The main large pyramids at Abu Sir are those of the Kings Sahure, Niuserre, and Neferirkare. Also present is the remains of a smaller pyramid of a Queen, named Khentawes who may have been the mother of Neferirkare. Others include the unfinished pyramid of Raneferef and another unfinished pyramid, possibly belonging to King Shepseskare.
Sahure's was the first pyramid built on the site, followed by the Queen Khentawes, Neferirkare, then Raneferef. Later the King Niuserre added his pyramid to the group, placing it between the pyramids of Sahure and Neferirkare. Shepseskare probably ruled for only a short duration after the reign of Raneferef, but little is known about this king or the unfinished pyramid which may have belonged to him.
North and west of the Abu Sir pyramids lie several Sun Temples which belonged to Niuserre and yet another 5th Dynasty King, Userkaf.
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