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Black Pyramid of Amenemhet III

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General Information

Completion: 1820 B.C.
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Pyramid
Material: Masonry structure

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Dahshur, Egypt
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

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20004732
  • Date created
    30/08/2002
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014