We now proceed to another pyramid less than a mile of the Bent Pyramid , Which is called the Northern Pyramid of Dahshur . It is popularly known as the Red Pyramid because if the reddish or pinkish tint of the core stones.
|Snefru's Red Pyramid |
Ancient Egyptian Pyramid
This is the earliest monument which is in complete pyramidical from . It looks good because i still retains large areas of its original casing stones .
Who built the Red Pyramid ?
Again , there are no inscriptions whatever inside or outside if this pyramid . It is believed that thus pyramid was built during the reign of king Snefru (2575 - 25551B.C).
The blocks here are huge !
yes . The height of blocks here vary from 1'-7" (.5m) to 4'-7" (1.4m).
What is inside the Red Pyramid ?
- The entrance passage is again the unique typical polar passage .it leads down a long , sloping corridor , to the bedrock , and is only 3'-11"(1.2m) high . Again , he passage is too small for a person to walk standing up straight .
- The passage leads to two adjoining a third l identical rooms with corbelled roofs
- A short passage leads upwards to a third large room, The corbelled roof of this third room rises to a height of 50'(15.2m) .
It sure is . Also here ,for the first time , the rooms were incorporated into the pyramid itself ( traditionally they were underground )
The rooms were empty again ?
Yes. No trace of a stone chest or burial was found anywhere in the three rooms ,
So Snefru built at least two and maybe tree large pyramids
Yes, Snefru built two , and possibly three colossal pyramids m and erected stone monuments throughout Egypt , It is estimated that nine million tones of stone were used during the Pharaoh;s twenty -four years reign .
So Snefru used more stone in building than his famous son Khufu ?
Yes , Building with stone occurred on a mush larger scale prior to the building with stone occurred in a much larger scale prior to the building of Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza .
So Snefru was never buried in his pyramid ?
there is no evidence of burial in any of the three pyramids . It should be clearer than ever that these Pyramids were not built to entomb anybody.