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1. The Red Pyramid

2. Interior

3. The Bent Pyramid

4. Pyramid satellite

5. Details

6. Amenemhet 3 pyramid

7. Sesostris 3 pyramid


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Pyramid of Sesostris 3

Pyramid of Sesostris 3 at Dahshur, Egypt

Sesostris 3 was a pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty and ruled for 40 years, from 1870 until 1831 BCE. For more information check the the Encyclopaedia: Sesostris 3.
The pyramid of Sesostris 3 was 77 metres high, but of this even less remains. It looks more like a sand dune. If you can make it out in the sand, it is part of quite an impressive funerary complex, with several tombs and a couple of sanctuaries. In the National Museum can you see the most attractive sight of this complex, the jewellery of Sat-Hathor and Mereret. Pyramid of Sesostris 3 at Dahshur, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen