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The Red pyramid (The Western pyramid of Senfru) at Dahshur

 
The Red pyramid (The Western pyramid of Senfru) at Dahshur


The Red pyramid (The Western pyramid of Senfru) at Dahshur is one of the three pyramids built by King Sneferu after the curved pyramid, which located a kilometer to the south, and the third pyramid called the Pyramid of Meidum.

How tall is the Red Pyramid 

The Red Pyramid is the third largest Egyptian pyramid after the pyramids of Khufu and Khafre in Giza, as the height of it reaches 104 meters.

  • It has the second largest base on the level of all the Egyptian pyramids.

It was built in the Dahshur region, while it was built by Pharaoh Snefru, the father of King Khufu, owner of the Great Pyramid of Giza

The red pyramid from the inside

  • The Red Pyramid of Senfru contains three funerary chambers.

Interesting facts about the Red Pyramid of Senfru

  • This pyramid is known as the Red Pyramid of Dahshur because the inner burial chamber was made of pink limestone.

  • The Red Pyramid is one of the few Egyptian pyramids that is allowed to enter

  • In the main burial chamber, only some bones were found, and the king's sarcophagus has not been found yet.

Pyramids in Egypt 

It is worth noting that the pyramids of Egypt discovered so far exceed 124 pyramids, as there are many of them under the sand and are still not discovered yet.


 

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