Pyramid of Ahmose
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|Pyramid of Ahmose|
Pyramid of Ahmose, Abydos.
|Ahmose I, 18th Dynasty|
|Material||sand and rubble inside a limestone casing|
|Height||40 m (130 ft)|
|Base||52.5 m (172 ft)|
The Pyramid of Ahmose was built not as a tomb, but a cenotaph for pharaoh Ahmose I at the necropolis of Abydos, Egypt. It was the only royal pyramid built in this area. Today only a pile of rubble remains, reaching a height of about 10 m.
The pyramid was constructed from sand and rubble and only the usual limestone casing kept the building in shape. It had a base length of 52.5 m (172 ft) and was about 40 m (130 ft) high. The inclination of the sides was 60°.
It did not feature any chambers for burial. Around the pyramid were a number of temples and also a small cenotaph pyramid for his grandmother Tetisheri.
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- Stephen Harvey Abydos