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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


width 105 m
height 78 m
length 105 m


building structure brick


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.


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