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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Dahshur, Upper Egypt, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 2575-2551 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-2575--2551en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T19:28:21Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T19:28:21Z
dc.date.issued-2575--2551en_US
dc.identifier208500en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 744en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/116374
dc.descriptionContext view looking south over desert; Dahshur is the site of an ancient Egyptian necropolis consisting of Old and Middle Kingdom pyramids, on the west bank of the Nile, 75 km south of Cairo. The oldest pyramid is that of King Sneferu (reigned ca. 2575-ca. 2551 BCE), which is the first to have been designed from the start as a true pyramid. The angle of its sides was decreased halfway up, giving it a rhomboidal appearance, hence its name of Bent Pyramid. Inside the pyramid is a complicated system of corridors and portcullises, and some inner chambers have high, corbelled ceilings. Reliefs in the pyramid's valley temple depict processions of female figures representing Sneferu's estates throughout the country. The pyramid is still in very good condition, retaining most of its outer casing. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/16/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; granite; limestoneen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectOld Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectFourth Dynastyen_US
dc.titleBent Pyramiden_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-BP-A1en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypepyramid (tomb)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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