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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.accessioned2013-04-17T19:15:21Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T19:15:21Z
dc.date.issued-2575--2551en_US
dc.identifier209607en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 752en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/117487
dc.descriptionView looking west along the north face near the entrance to the pyramid; 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. Sneferu's other monument, the Red Pyramid, lies 2 km north of the Bent Pyramid. The angle of its sides is the same as that of the upper part of its southern predecessor. Although the pyramid's casing was almost completely removed by later builders, its capstone has been found; this pyramidion (Cairo, Egyptian Museum) is the oldest so far discovered and the only one surviving from the Old Kingdom. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/16/2008)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.titleRed Pyramiden_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-N-RP-A11en_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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