Egyptian pyramids

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A view of the pyramids at Giza from the plateau to the south of the complex. From right to left are the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. The three smaller pyramids in the foreground are associated with Menkaure's pyramid.
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The Pyramids of Egypt are among the largest structures ever built and are one of the most important examples of Ancient Egyptian civilization.[1] Most were built during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods.[2]

Construction dates[change | change source]

The following table lays out the chronology of the construction of most of the major pyramids. Each pyramid is identified through the pharaoh who ordered it built, their approximate reign and its location.

Pyramid / Pharaoh Reign Field
Djozer c. 2630 - 2612 bc Saqqara
Sneferu (bent) c. 2612 - 2589 bc Dashur
Sneferu (red) c. 2612 - 2589 bc Dashur
Sneferu (ruined) c. 2612 - 2589 bc Meidum
Khufu c. 2589 - 2566 bc Giza
Djedefre c. 2566 - 2558 bc Abu Rawash
Khafre c. 2558 - 2532 bc Giza
Menkaure c. 2532 - 2504 bc Giza
Sahure c. 2487 - 2477 bc Abusir
Neferirkare Kakai c. 24 77 - 2467 bc Abusir
Nyuserre Ini c. 24 16 - 2392 bc Abusir
Amenemhat I c. 1991 - 1962 bc Lisht
Senusret I c. 1971 - 1926 bc Lisht
Senusret II c. 1897 - 1878 bc el-Lahun
Amenemhat III c. 1860 - 1814 bc Hawara

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References[change | change source]

  1. The Great Pyramid of Khufu. Retrieved April 12, 2005. "The Great Pyramid of Khufu is the largest pyramid in Egypt and was the tallest man-made structure in the world until 1888."
  2. Michael Ritter (2003) [1] Dating the Pyramids. Retrieved April 13, 2005

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