The Pyramid Of Hawara




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The Pyramid Of Hawara

Introduction

There were two prominent periods of rampant pyramid construction. The first was the old kingdom after which there was a hiatus, and then the practice of building pyramids became resurgent during the middle kingdom. It was during this period that the Al Fayoum region got a lot of its pyramids. The Pyramid of Hawara was one of these constructed by Pharaoh Amnmhat III during the 12th dynasty.

This pyramid, measuring 100×58 meters was made from mud bricks smeared with limestone. Quartz stones were used for the burial chamber within meant to house the mummies. Despite repeated pillaging by tomb raiders who took most of the important objects away, it’s still a beautiful pyramid to visit.     

 

Updated On April 20, 2020