The Sun Temple of Niuserre is the best preseved of
all the sun temples. The platform of the solar obelisk still remains. The
temple was excavated in 1898 to 1901 by Heinrich Schaeffer and Ludwig Borchardt.
The obelisk that once stood here is believed to be 36m tall and built of limestone
blocks. Some of the casing blocks of the platform are still in situ. In front
of the temple an alabaster altar still stands in the court. In can be read
as a giant hieroglyph 'May Re be Satisfied'. There are 9 alabaster basins
in the east side ofthe court yard. These were probably used for ceremonial