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Pyramids at Dashour older than the Pyramids at Giza

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Pyramids at Dashour older than the Pyramids at Giza Reply with quote

There was a small article that popped up in Google news about the Pyramids at Dashur (Dashour). They are not as well known as the pyramids at Giza, and they predate them.

The Red Pyramid at Dashur was built by Pharaoh Snefru, Khufu's father.

Dashour Pyramids in Cairo Post (May 30 2015 article)

The Wikipedia article has more information about the pyramids and has images of the red pyramid and the bent pyramid (the latter also dating to the time of Snefru).

The red pyramid:

(Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Pyramids at Dashour older than the Pyramids at Giza" ... Not all of them. At Dahschur we find also the remains of some mud-brick pyramids from the 12th Dynasty. On the picture (10th of March in 2006) we see the so called "Black Pyramid" of Amenemhet III. (next to the "Red" and the "Bent" of Snofru) :



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