Red Pyramid
Description: 'The Shining Pyramid' is the variant of translation of the Pyramid’s name suggested by Mark Lehner, a famous American Egyptologist. It is the largest one of the pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis. The other name is the Red Pyramid, which comes from the reddishcoloured limestone as the main building material. The Red Pyramid has the least angle of slope among other pyramids in Egypt. It is very similar to the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau, not only on the outside, but in terms of internal features as well. The similarity comes with the perfectly smoothsided walls, passages and chambers, with the unique geometry standards, and enormous roofing blocks. Also, the chamber’s corbelled vaulting looks similar to the Grand Gallery of the Great Pyramid. We cannot say for sure if it might be a burial site or not. The mummified body of the Pharaoh, sarcophagus, or any funeral offerings have never been found inside the Pyramid.Alternative names: the Pink Pyramid,the North Pyramid of Dahshur,the Pointed (SharpTipped) Pyramid (from Arabic "Haram Mesinee"),the Great Pyramid of Dahshur,the Pyramid of Bats,the Pyramid of the Chain.
Lepsius No: 49
Type: True Pyramid
Location: Dahshur
Country: Egypt
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