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Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Pyramids at Abusir - Part II

On this visit, we took a long look at the Abusir Pyramids.  The three prominent pyramids that we photographed on the previous visit are the tombs of Sahure, Nyuserre and Neferirkare Kakai.

That photo was taken from the Northwest.  This time we walked up to the North face of the crumbling pyramid of Sahure.  We learned that the entrance to the burial chambers in all pyramids faces the north, oriented toward the north star.

We also explored a bit of the plazas in front of the pyramid of Nyuserre where some of the better stones carved with hieroglyphics are displayed.

We passed back past Sahure's pyramid as the sun began to set.

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