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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Ahramat Maydum, Upper Egypt, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 2600-2551 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-2600--2551en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T19:15:07Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T19:15:07Z
dc.date.issued-2600--2551en_US
dc.identifier209595en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 751en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117475
dc.descriptionDetail of the upper west face; Site of the first true pyramid in ancient Egypt. Maidum was first excavated by Flinders Petrie in 1891; it lies on the west bank of the Nile, 75 km south of Cairo. The pyramid was probably started by King Huni (reigned ca. 2600-ca. 2575 BCE) and completed by his successor, Sneferu (reigned ca. 2575-ca. 2551 BCE). It was originally conceived as a many-tiered structure, much like the earlier Step Pyramid of Djoser (reigned ca. 2630-ca.2611 BCE) at Saqqara. The design was subsequently changed to that of a true pyramid when the steps were filled in and the sides were evenly cased with limestone. Although portions of these angled sides still remain around the base of the pyramid, all that can be seen on the site today are some of the original steps, making the whole appear as a tower set on a hill formed of the fallen stone debris covered in sand. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_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.subjectEgypt--Religionen_US
dc.subjectOld Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.subjectFourth Dynastyen_US
dc.titlePyramid at Meidumen_US
dc.title.alternativePyramid at Maidumen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-MP-B3en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypepyramid (tomb)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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