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Slope 53° 7' 48"
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The Pyramid of Neferirkare
Pyramid of the Ba of Neferirkare
is a soul
The pyramid of Nefrerirkare towers above all others
at Abusir. He ascended the throne after his brother Sahure. Evidence suggested
that it was planned has as a stepped pyramid rising in six steps of well laid
retaining walls to a height of perhaps 72m. However on the west and south
sides there is loose masonry that suggesting that the pyramid may have been
filled in has a true pyramid. This is where Borchardt found at the beginning
of the 20th century the famous and very important Abusir Papyrus dating to
the reign of King Neferirkare. The Pyramid temple was finished in mudbrick
and the king worshiped here for several centuries.