The pyramid of Silla

The pyramid of Silla

June 9, 2022
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The pyramid of Silla was built by King Sneferu of the Old Kingdom. The original pyramid is about 23 meters high and currently no more than 10 meters, and its original base is about 32 meters. It is a limestone building, a memorial pyramid that has no burial chamber.

The pyramid of Silla is located on the eastern edge of the Fayoum depression, facing the village of Al-Rubayat, east of Fayoum. It has not been fully revealed. It differs in its design from the traditional pyramids.

Sayed Al-Shura, Director General of the Fayoum Antiquities, says Silla is located on the eastern edge of Fayoum, and the pyramid was discovered by the archaeological engineer Burkhard, and it differs in its design from the traditional pyramids. 30 metro This pyramid is similar in design to a group of small-sized pyramids scattered in Egypt

Two limestone panels bearing the name of King Senefru, founder of the Fourth Dynasty, have been discovered in the east of the pyramid.

 

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