Synonyms for dahshur or Related words with dahshur
Examples of "dahshur"
has a hot desert climate (BWh) according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification system.
The nome is first mentioned in the tomb of the king's son Netjeraperef at
, who dates under Snofru.
He built his first pyramid at
(the so-called "Black Pyramid"), but there were construction problems and it was abandoned. Around Year 15 of his reign the king decided to build a new pyramid at Hawara, near the Faiyum. The pyramid at
was used as burial ground for several royal women.
Six boats of Middle Kingdom date were found at
. They are about 10 m long each. In 1893 Jacques de Morgan discovered six boats near the Middle Kingdom pyramid of Senwosret III at Dashur. He made drawings and measurements of only one boat (the White boat) from the cache at
. One of the ships measure 18 meters.
North of the area known as Saqqara lies Abusir; south lies
. The area running from Giza to
has been used as a necropolis by the inhabitants of Memphis at different times, and it has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.
It is not known where these annals were once placed. It seems possible that they once decorated the funerary temple of Amenemhat II at his pyramid at
Located to the south of
, several mudbrick pyramids were built in this area in the late Middle Kingdom, perhaps for Amenemhat IV and Sobekneferu.
Kanefer was interred in mastaba DAM 15 at
. In his tomb, heavily broken fragments of a doorslab stela were found.
He excavated sites at Saqqara, such as the pyramid of Ibi and the pyramid of Khendjer, at
, Lisht, and Mazghuna.
The Pyramid of Senusret III ("Lepsius XLVII") is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located at
and built for pharaoh Senusret III of the 12th Dynasty (19th century BCE).
is the pyramid known as the Pyramid of Amenemhat III, as well as a number of small, mostly ruined subsidiary pyramids.
Excavations conducted in A.D. 1894 and 1895 by French archaeologist Jean-Jacques de Morgan at the funerary complex of Senwosret III on the plain of
revealed five or six small boats. Today, only four of the "
boats" can be located with certainty; two are in the United States, one in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh and one in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The remaining two are on display in The Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
The Old Kingdom and its royal power reached a zenith under the Fourth Dynasty (2613–2494 BC), which began with Sneferu (2613–2589 BC). Using more stones than any other king, he built three pyramids: a now collapsed pyramid in Meidum, the Bent Pyramid at
, and the Red Pyramid, at North
. However, the full development of the pyramid style of building was reached not at Saqqara, but during the building of the "great pyramids" at Giza.
Lower Egypt ( "") is the northernmost region of Egypt: the fertile Nile Delta, between Upper Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea — from El Aiyat, south of modern-day Cairo, and
Keminub was an Ancient Egyptian woman with the title "king's wife". She is only known from her burial next to the pyramid of Amenemhet II at
. For that reason, it has been suggested she was his wife.
Several other pyramids of the 13th Dynasty were built at
. Only the one of the reign of Ameny Qemau has been excavated so far. Ahmad Fakhri was an archaeologist who worked at this site.
"An Exploratory Geophysical Survey at the Pyramid Complex of Senwosret III at
, Egypt, in Search of Boats" from Copyright © 1999–2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved retrieved 12:06GMT 1.10.11
Abusir, Saqqara and
suffered damage by looters during the 2011 Egyptian protests. Part of the false door from the tomb of the priest Rahotep was stolen, and store rooms were broken into.
Extensive cemeteries of officials of the Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom have been found around Dahshur's pyramids.
was Egypt's royal necropolis during the reign of the 12th Dynasty king Amenemhat II.
The Mazghuna Pyramids are two pyramids dating to the very end of the 12th Dynasty of Egypt c. 1810 BC or to the early 13th Dynasty and located in Mazghuna, 5 km south of
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