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Abu Rawash


Abu Rawash, 8 km to the North of Giza, is the site of Egypt's most northerly pyramid, also known as the lost pyramid — the mostly ruined Pyramid of Djedefre, the son and successor of Khufu. Originally, it was thought that this pyramid had never been completed, but the current archaeological consensus is that not only was it completed, but that it was built about the same size as the Pyramid of Menkaure – the third largest of the Giza pyramids.

  • also known as ابو رواش
  • part of Egypt

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Google previewAncient Egypt 39,000 BCE (2010)

The History, Technology, and Philosophy of Civilization X by Edward F. Malkowski

Abu Rawash is a very important site, not so much because it offers a view of a pyramid in progress, ...

Google previewThe Wild Mouse in Immunology (2012)

by Michael Potter, Joseph H. Nadeau, Michael P. Cancro

domesticus from Centrevil Te , MD (Abu Rawash is a small rural community about 5 km north of the Great Pyramid).

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Ian Shaw, Robert Jameson

IS Abu Roash (Abu Rawash) Egyptian cemetery at the northern end of the Memphite necropolis, 10 km west of Cairo, which was ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

The earliest example of a queen as a sphinx is the limestone statue of Hetepheres II from the Fourth Dynasty Abu Rawash pyramid complex of Djedefre. When Hatshepsut was depicted as a sphinx in the Eighteenth Dynasty, it was as pharaoh ...

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