Lepsius list of pyramids

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Map of the Giza plateau drawn by Lepsius (1850s)

In 1842 Lepsius visited Lower Egypt and made a list[1] of the pyramids that he found there. They are numbered from north to south, starting at Abu Rawash in the north. Some of these structures have later been proved not true pyramids.

01 Abu Rawash – Unknown king (3rd Dynasty?)
02 Abu Rawash – Pyramid of Djedefre
03 Abu Rawash – Djedefre (subsidiary pyramid)
04 GizaKhufu Great Pyramid of Giza
05 Giza – North Subsidiary Pyramid of Khufu
06 Giza – Middle Subsidiary Pyramid of Khufu
07 Giza – South Subsidiary Pyramid of Khufu
08 Giza – Pyramid of Khafre
09 Giza – Pyramid of Menkaure
10 Giza – West Subsidiary Pyramid of Menkaure
11 Giza – Middle Subsidiary Pyramid of Menkaure
12 Giza – East Subsidiary Pyramid of Menkaure
13 Zawyet el'AryanUnfinished Northern Pyramid of Zawyet el'Aryan
14 Zawyet el'Aryan – Layer Pyramid of Khaba
15 Abu GurabSun temple of Nyuserre Ini
16 Abusir – Unknown (brick pyramid)
17 Abusir – Sun temple of Userkaf
18 Abusir – Stone pyramid Inscribed with cartouche of Sahure
19 Abusir – Mastaba of Ptahshepses
20 Abusir – Pyramid of Nyuserre Ini
21 Abusir – Pyramid of Neferirkare
22 Abusir – Small satellite pyramid
23 Abusir – Small satellite pyramid
24 Abusir – unknown Queen ??
25 Abusir – unknown Queen ??
26 Abusir – Pyramid of Neferefre
27 Abusir – Completely destroyed. Only an outline is visible
28 Abusir – Pyramid of Sahure
29 SaqqaraHeadless Pyramid of Menkauhor Kaiu?
30 Saqqara – Pyramid of Teti
31 Saqqara – Pyramid of Userkaf
32 Saqqara – Step Pyramid of Djoser
33 Saqqara – North Building Djoser Complex
34 Saqqara – South Building Djoser Complex
35 Saqqara – Pyramid of Unas
36 Saqqara – Pyramid of Pepi I
37 Saqqara – Pyramid of Djedkare-Isesi
38 Saqqara – Subsidiary Pyramid of Djedkare-Isesi
39 Saqqara – Pyramid of Merenre
40 Saqqara – Pyramid of Qakare Ibi
41 Saqqara – Pyramid of Pepi II
42 Saqqara – Subsidiary Pyramid of Pepi II (Wedjebten)
43 Saqqara – Shepseskaf's Mastabat Fara'un
44 Saqqara – Pyramid of Khendjer
45 South Saqqara – Lies behind above and is slightly smaller.
46 South Saqqara – unknown king of the 13th Dynasty (Southern South Saqqara pyramid)
47 DahshurPyramid of Senusret III
48 Dahshur – Unknown owner (mastaba)
49 Dahshur – Red Pyramid of Sneferu
50 Dahshur – Unknown owner
51 Dahshur – White Pyramid of Amenemhat II
52 Dahshur – Small satellite pyramids.
53 Dahshur – Small satellite pyramids.
54 Dahshur – Unknown owner
55 Dahshur – Siese, overseer of the seal (Tomb)
56 Dahshur – Bent Pyramid of Sneferu
57 Dahshur – Subsidiary Pyramid of Sneferu (Bent)
58 Dahshur – Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III
59 Dahshur – Small brick pyramid.
60 El-LishtPyramid of Amenemhet I (The "North Pyramid of El-Lisht")
61 El-Lisht – Pyramid of Senusret I (The "South Pyramid of El-Lisht")
62 El-Lisht – Unknown owner (mastaba)
63 El-Lisht – Small stone pyramid, but probably belongs to a King.
64 El-Lisht – Small stone pyramid, but probably belongs to a King.
65 Meidum – Sneferu's Pyramid of Meidum
66 El-Lahun – Pyramid of Senusret II
67 HawaraAmenemhat III's Pyramid of Hawara. Situated north of "The Labyrinth"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Lepsius-Projekt. Retrieved June 7, 2006.

Further reading[edit]

  • Verner, Miroslav, The Pyramids – Their Archaeology and History, Atlantic Books, 2001, ISBN 1-84354-171-8