The Pyramids of Egypt

By I. E. S. Edwards; John Cruikshank Rose | Go to book overview

MAJOR PYRAMIDS OF THE OLD AND
MIDDLE KINGDOMS
Name of
King
Dynasty Location Approximate
Dimensions
of Base
Name of Pyramid
Zoser (Step
  Pyramid)

Kha-bau (?)
  (Layer Py-
  ramid)
Neb-ka (?)
  (Unfinished
  Pyramid)
Huni (?)1
  (Bent
  Pyramid)
Seneferu


Seneferu (?)1

Cheops
  (Great
  Pyramid)
Dedefra .
Chephren .

Mycerinus

Userkaf


Sahura

Neferirkara


Neferefra .


Niuserra .

Isesi .

Unas .
III
(c. 2815
B.C.)
III (?)


III (?)


III


IV
(c. 2690
B.C.)
IV

IV


IV
IV

IV

V
(c. 2560
B.C.)
V


V

V


V


V

V
Sakkara


Zawiyet el-
Aryan

Zawiyet el-
Aryan

Dahshur


Meidum


Dahshur

Giza


Abu Roash
Giza

Giza

Sakkara


Abu Sir

Abu Sir


Abu Sir (?)


Abu Sir


Sakkara

Sakkara
411 ft. E.-
W. by 358
ft. N.-S.
276 ft. sq.


  --


620 ft. sq.


473 ft. sq.


719 ft. sq.

756 ft. sq.


320 ft. sq.
708 ft. sq.

356 ft. sq.

231 ft. sq.


257 ft. sq.

360 ft. sq.


  --


274 ft. sq.


270 ft. sq.

220 ft. sq.
                     --


                      --


The Pyramid: "Neb-
  ka (?) is a star"

                      --


The Southern Pyra-
  mid: "Seneferu
  gleams"
The Pyramid: "Sene-
  feru gleams"
The Pyramid: "Che-
  ops is one belonging
  to the horizon"
                      --
The Pyramid: "Great
  is Chephren"
The Pyramid: "Mycer-
  inus is divine"
The Pyramid: "Pure
  are the places of
   Userkaf"
The Pyramid: "The
  Ba of Sahura gleams"
The Pyramid: "Nefer-
  irkara has become a
Ba"
The Pyramid: "The
  Bas of Neferefra are
  divine"
The Pyramid: "The
  Places of Niuserra
  are enduring"
The Pyramid: "Isesi
  is beautiful"
The Pyramid: "Beau-
  tiful are the places of
  Unas"
See, however, Postscript opposite.

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The Pyramids of Egypt
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Preface 7
  • Plates 11
  • Drawings 13
  • Introduction 15
  • Chapter I - Mastabas 35
  • Chapter II - The Step Pyramid 45
  • Chapter III - The Transition to the True Pyramid 67
  • Chapter IV - The Giza Group 85
  • Chapter V - Pyramids of the Vth and Vith Dynasties 133
  • Chapter VI - Later Pyramids 170
  • Chapter VII - Construction and Purpose 206
  • Major Pyramids of the Old and Middle Kingdoms 243
  • Bibliography 245
  • Index 253
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