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Black Pyramid of Amenemhet III

Black Pyramid of Amenemhet III

General Information

Structural Type: Pyramid
Completed in: 1820 B.C.
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Dahshur, Egypt, Africa
Coordinates: 29° 47' 30.00" N    31° 13' 25.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 105 m
height 78 m
length 105 m

Materials

building structure brick

Notes

As with Snofru's pyramid nearby, the ground settlements were too great and the interior structure suffered too much damage for the pyramid to be used as a tomb. Due to the use of brick instead of stone, the pyramid appears today more like a very large heap of rubble than a pyramid.

Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0004732
Created: 30/08/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014