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Abu Sir

Abu Sir

1. Neferirkare pyramid

2. Nyuserre pyramid

3. Sahure pyramid

4. Raneferef pyramid

5. Khentkawes pyramid

6. Lepsius' unknown


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Lepsius' unknown pyramids

The unknown pyramid labelled Lepsius XXIV at Abu Sir, Egypt

Entrance into the burial chamber of the Lepsius XXIV (24) pyramid.

Workman's inscription on one of the Lepsius pyramids at Abu Sir, Egypt

Workman's inscription on one of the Lepsius pyramids.

Lepsius was of course not a pharaoh, the two pyramids here are accredited him as he discovered them. Karl Richard Lepsius was a 19th century Egyptologist, and one of the foremost ever in his field.
The two unknown pyramids here may have been queen pyramids, although they are located slightly isolated from the king pyramids of Abu Sir. But Abu Sir was a crowded place, so this might be of no importance.
There is one more pyramid here, a large structure to the north. It may have been built by Pharaoh Shepseskare, who ruled for 7 years between Neferirkare and Raneferef.
The unknown pyramid labelled Lepsius XXV at Abu Sir, Egypt

The Lepsius XXV (25) pyramid has feared badly.

By Tore Kjeilen