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The Pyramids of Egypt are among the largest structures ever built and are one of the most important examples of Ancient Egyptian civilization. Most were built during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods.
The following table lays out the chronology of the construction of most of the major pyramids. Each pyramid is identified through the pharaoh who ordered it built, their approximate reign and its location.
|Pyramid / Pharaoh||Reign||Field|
|Djozer||c. 2630 - 2612 bc||Saqqara|
|Sneferu (bent)||c. 2612 - 2589 bc||Dashur|
|Sneferu (red)||c. 2612 - 2589 bc||Dashur|
|Sneferu (ruined)||c. 2612 - 2589 bc||Meidum|
|Khufu||c. 2589 - 2566 bc||Giza|
|Djedefre||c. 2566 - 2558 bc||Abu Rawash|
|Khafre||c. 2558 - 2532 bc||Giza|
|Menkaure||c. 2532 - 2504 bc||Giza|
|Sahure||c. 2487 - 2477 bc||Abusir|
|Neferirkare Kakai||c. 24 77 - 2467 bc||Abusir|
|Nyuserre Ini||c. 24 16 - 2392 bc||Abusir|
|Amenemhat I||c. 1991 - 1962 bc||Lisht|
|Senusret I||c. 1971 - 1926 bc||Lisht|
|Senusret II||c. 1897 - 1878 bc||el-Lahun|
|Amenemhat III||c. 1860 - 1814 bc||Hawara|
- Old Kingdom Pyramids of Egypt - Aldokkan
- Pyramids of Egypt – Comprehensive site by an Egyptian archaeology enthusiast that includes spectacular photographs of dozens of pyramids.
- Ancient Authors – A site that quotes descriptions of the "Labyrinth" of Amenemhet III's pyramid at el-Lahun by various ancient authors.
- Ancient Egyptian History - A comprehensive & consise educational website focusing on the basic and the advanced in all aspects of Ancient Egypt
- ANCIENT EGYPT - History & Chronology – A site detailing the major pyramid sites of ancient Egypt and Nubia (Sudan).
- www.great-pyramid.info – Photographs and information on Egyptian pyramids.
- Pyramids of Giza colour satellite imagery (Wikimapia - Google maps)
- Pyramids in relation with the Noble Quraan (Quran)
- diagram of an ancient pyramid from bbc.co.uk
- Egypt Gallery at www.universalcat.org Striking images of the Giza Plateau at night, images can be enlarged to screen size.
- Pyramids of Giza color satellite imagery