The Pyramid of Userkaf

The Pyramid of Userkaf
The Pyramid of Userkaf is settled at Saqqara at the northeast of Djoser's complex. It was built by pharaoh Userkaf, first pharaoh of the fifth Dynasty who ruled Egypt for 7 years. This pyramid was built as the ancient Egyptians think in resurrection. Userkaf was buried in this pyramid according to the ancient Egyptian concept of life after death.

The localized description for the the pyramid is el-haram el-makherbish "ruined pyramid". The pyramid is not on the tourist track and requires a 30 minute track up the soft sand from the step pyramid to

Ruins of the Dead Temple arround the Pyramid of Userkaf
make. The pyramid has been stripped of its outer casing and looks as a deal of rubble. Part of the black basalt give court floor is still visible. A satellite pyramid, 21 metre square, and third pyramid just south of the enclosure wall, was apparently for a queen whose name is Neferhetepes. The open courtyard seems to be in a trench assorted meter lower than the close desert. Egyptologist are still debating the reasons why Userkaf, the foqualitynder of the fifth Dynasty , would build his pyramid on this certain location, away from the fifth Dynasty necropolis of Abusir or his herald Shepseskaf in south Saqqara . Userkaf precious to be close the Djoser's step pyramid and this positioning is in all probability for political and dynastic causes.