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Dahshur forms the southernmost area of the Memphis Necropolis and contains a number of pyramid complexes and monuments. This site was used as funerary grounds beginning in the time of the Fourth Dynasty, where King Senefru built two of his three pyramids: the "bent" pyramid, named for the angle of the sides, and the "Red Pyramid", named for the red limestone used in its construction. The latter was the first complete pyramid in Egypt.

In the time of the Middle Kingdom, some of the kings of the Twelfth Dynasty, namely Amenemhat the Second, Senusert the Third, and Amenemhat the Third returned to this same necropolis to construct their pyramids. Here, jewelry of fine quality that belonged to princesses of the Middle Kingdom was found.

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Pharaonic

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Middle Kingdom
  Old Kingdom
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Necropolis
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Location: 

Giza

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Governorate of Giza (including Memphis)
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Constructed: 

2613 BC - 1985 BC
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Senusert the Third
Senusert the Third

Uraeus of King Senusert the Second
Uraeus of King Senusert the Second

Amenemhat the Third
Amenemhat the Third

Statue of King Senusert the First
Statue of King Senusert the First

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret
Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret

Ka Statue of King Auib-Re-Hor
Ka Statue of King Auib-Re-Hor

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