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The Pyramid of Unas

Unas was the last king of the 5th dynasty and choose to build his pyramid near the southwest corner of Djoser's complex. A departure from the 5th dynasty necropolis at Abu Sir. It is here that we find the oldest religious text in the the world. It is also the first time the pyramid text appear, although evidence suggest that they date to the beginning of Pharaonic Egypt c. 3200 BCE. It is the smallest pyramid from the old kingdom, but the finest in terms of bas reliefs. Unas ruled Egypt for ~32 years. There is an inscription on the south face of the pyramid by Khaemwaset, son of Ramses II and High Priest at Memphis, referring to his restoration work. Thus causing the name of Unas to live again. On the south side of the ramp, at the first bend there are two boat pits lined with limestone. The causeway terminates near the ticket entrance of the Saqqara necropolis and the recently reconstructed Valley Temple.

Viewed from the north.

Height 43m
Base 57.75 x 57.75m
Volume 47,390 cu. m
Slope 56° 18' 35"
Dynasty 5
Satellite Pyramids (1)
Queens Pyramids (0)

The Valley Temple of Unas.
Pyramid of Unas morturary temple
Pyramid of Unas morturary temple
unas khaemwaset inscription
Unas's boat pits.
Beautiful are the cult places of Unas
Perfect are the places of Unas

Viewed from the west.