The Pyramid of Sneferu at Meidum


Sneferu Endures
The Stable Pyramid

Mastaba no. 17, in unfired brick, is located a few dozen meters to the northeast of the pyramid. It's owner has so far not been identified, but most likely a prince. It was first explored in 1917 by Petrie. It can be entered and a large stone sarcophagus awaits those who want to crawl through the narrow robbers whole.

A general view of the imposing mastaba no. 17. Some of the unfired mudbrick can still be seen on it's exterior.

A closer in view of mastaba no. 17. A guard hut is located on its top.

A detail view of mastaba no. 17. Some of inner core stones are visible near the top.



Height 92 m
Base 144 m
Volume 638,733 cu. m
Slope 51° 50' 35"
Dynasty 4
Satellite Pyramids (1)
Queens Pyramids (0)
Ruled 25 years

Meidum Pyramid index
The Meidum pyramid
The north face
The northwest corner
The south face
The southwest corner
The southeast corner
The east face
The east chapel and causeway
Mastaba no. 17