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Dahshur: Pyramid of Amenemhet III

The Pyramid of Amenemhet III at Dahshur (photo: Francis Frith 1858).

The 12th Dynasty pyramid of Amenemhet III (1842-1797 BC) was built of mud brick, covered with a limestone casing. Once the limestone had been robbed, the mudbrick core deteriorated and eroded into massive piles surrounding the pyramid. Similar methods of 12th Dynasty pyramid construction also occurred at the Fayum sites of Lahun and Hawara.

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