NAME: Dahshur,

CONTINENT: Africa,

Also Known as:  The Red Pyramid.

COUNTRY: Egypt,

PERIOD: Ancient Kemet,

DATE of contruction and initial use: between 3000 and 2001 years before the common era.

CITY: Dahshur,

Builder: Pharaoh Sneferu,

Built by the pharaoh Sneferu , founder of the Fourth Dynasty and father of Khufu, the Red Pyramid is one of Dahshur’s most famous residents and the second oldest pyramid ever built. In fact, it is thought that this was where Sneferu himself was buried.

Dahshur is also the place to find the ‘Bent Pyramid’, so called due to its unusual change of angle. Also built by Sneferu, the Bent Pyramid is atypical as it has two entrances.

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