The Red Pyramid; The First True Pyramid Of Egypt By:Heather Hernandez P.1
The North Pyramid • The Red Pyramid is also known as the North Pyramid and is located in Dahshur Necropolis, Egypt . • It is given the name RED Pyramid for the red limestone used in its construction. It dates back to the 12th and 13th Dynasties. • The pyramid, like any other, was built for a king. Specifcally it was for Snofru, of the 4th Dynasty.
The King’s Final Throne • King Snofru, son of King Huni, reigned from c.2613 BC - c.2589 BC. He was the first king of the fourth dynasty and after his death and mummification the Red Pyramid became his last throne. His son took over and succeded his father’s power. Stela Depicting King Snofru
First True Pyramid • This Pyramid is thought to be the first true pyramid of Egypt. It is beleived that it was a model for other pyramids, such as the pyramids in Giza. Pyramids of Giza
History and Construction of The Red Pyramid • Beginning in the 3rd Dynasty, King Huni had started his construction of the first pyramid, but his son was the one who completed the pyramid. • Its construction was made similar but not totally different from other pyramids. The pyramid was given a broader base and a lower slope in order to avoid any difficulties that previous pyramids had. The Red Pyramid
Take a trip to Dahshur,Egypt! • A soaring sun rises in the East, above an ancient egyptian mystery. The red limestone that lays upon the pyramid glimmers in the newfound dawn. Sand silently stirrs with the wind, and desert creatures begin their day. What a beautiful way to start my trip....
More of Dahshur, Egypt The city that lies beyond the Red Pyramid A map of the pyramid site
Details and Facts of The Red Pyramid • The Red Pyramid was built with a slope of only 43°22'. Its base length is 220 meters, that is 32 meters more than the Bent Pyramid. Its height is the same as the Bent Pyramid. • The burial chamber is 4.18 x 8.55 m (in height is 14.67 Corbeled Ceiling of The Red Pyramid The internal structure of the Red Pyramid
Amazing Mysteries Of Egyptian Pyramids • The Red Pyramid was built at a astonishing rate, and was completed in 17 years! • Within four years, 30% of the Pyramids were completed. • Other pyramids were built in Dahsur along with the Bent Pyramid, which is on the right.