Found project: Bent pyramid


    Project : Bent pyramid

    Architect : Sneferu (commissioner)

    Completion: 26th. c. BC

    Locality : Dahshur

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ancient Egyptian architecture

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    Description :

    “By contrast with the pyramid-building kings of Giza, who seem to have been entirely ignored by Egyptians of the Middle Kingdom, the cult of Sneferu took root and prospered in succeeding periods. It was at the valley temple of the Bent Pyramid that this cult was focused. Why this was so is an interesting question. Perhaps it was because here at the Bent Pyramid we have a fully completed complex. Although Sneferu was probably not buried here, his name was completed on various stelae and so this was where his life continued. Ironically, this was also pyramid complex that ran into severe structural problems and tested the builders’ nerves to the greatest extent.”

    Lehner, Mark: The Complete Pyramids, Thames & Hudson, 2008, p. 104.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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    Bent pyramid
    Bent pyramid
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Bent pyramid
    Bent pyramid
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski