Granite suppoting beam in coutyard of sahure.
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Granite beam from th epyramid temple of Sahure
Lotus shaped column in Sahure courtyard.

Height 47m
Base 78.75m
Volume 96,942 cu. m
Slope 50° 11' 40"
Dynasty 5
Satellite Pyramids (1)
Queens Pyramids (0)

The Pyramid of Sahure

The Rishing of the Ba Spirit

Sahure's soul shines

Sahure, the 2nd king of the 5th dynasty ruled Egypt for some 12 years. He constructed the first pyramid at Abusir. A great many extremely beautiful high relief's were found here by Borchardt when he excavated in 1902-1908. The core of the pyramid is formed with roughly shaped locally quarried limestone blocks. It consisted of five or six steps. The mortuary temple on the east side is quite well preserved with many granite pillars and blocks with Sahure's cartouche still visible. Sahure's pyramid is the first structure to greet the visitor at Abusir.

Viewed from the southeast.