Pyramids beyond history
The necropolis of Dahshur belongs to two
periods of ancient Egyptian history, the 4th
and the 12th dynasties, corresponding to the
times around 2600 BCE and 1900 BCE.
Dahshur has 5 main pyramids (plus 2
subsidiary pyramids), and the strange thing
is that the 2 oldest are best preserved, the
Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid, both built
by Snefru, the father of Cheops.
Snefru is apparently the most active pyramid
builder of all Egyptian pharaohs. 3 pyramids
are accredited him, the third is his
experimental pyramid at Meidum, which might
be the first true pyramid of all.
Why Snefru chose Dahshur for his final
pyramids, we don't know. Why not Saqqara, if
it shouldn't be the southern location of