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the (dummy) pyramid near Nubt (also known as pyramid of Ombos)


Petrie/Quibell 1896: 67-68, pl. LXXV
measurements: about 18.39 x 18.39 m; about 4.5 m high

The pyramid did not contain a burial chamber. It dates most likely to the end of the Third or to the beginning of the Fourth Dynasty. Similar pyramids have been found in several parts of Egypt.

Recent research: Dreyer/Kaiser 1980: 46-47; Arnold 2000: 177 (summary with photograph of the pyramid)
further reading on similar buildings: Dreyer/Swelim 1982

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