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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Pyramid Which is Pure of Places

One pyramid picture after all: the pyramid of Userkaf at Saqqara. This is from the 5th dynasty so it's later than the pyramids at Giza, a mere 4400 years old or so.

And it may not have held up as well, but I live in a building from the 1890's and work in a building from the 1960's and they both show their age already. It's remarkable that this pyramid is still here, even if it's just a pyramid-shaped pile of rubble at this point.

The official Pharaonic name for it was "The Pyramid which is Pure of Places." The local nickname is "the ruined pyramid." But I suspect that's been the name for a couple of thousand years now.

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