The Pyramid of Amenemhet III at Hawara

Hawara index
East face
North face
West face
South face
Joseph's canal
Northern necropolis

Amenemhet Lives

A view of the canal looking northeast with the pyramid of Amenemehet III, behind us.
A view looking west from the north part of the pyramid.


Joseph's canal, lies just east of the pyramid of Amenemehet III. This canal was dug during the time of Amenemhet III, a critical element in maximizing the fertility of the Fayum area, so important during the middle kingdom. The famous Joseph's Canal, is thought to have been built by the biblical Joseph.

Height c. 58 m
Base 105 m
Volume 200,158 cu. m
Slope 48° 45'
Dynasty 12
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Ruled 47 years