Khui

Hieroglyphic Name:
Khui Hieroglyphic Name

King Khui is a figure that only has been old for once and it's in connective with quite an object for an instable period same this. He established (or at least got) a big pyramid at the otherwise unknown site of Dara based 30 km north of Asyut in Middle Egypt. It was first investigated in the years some 1950 by the Frenchman Weill.

At first its expression made it supposed whether it was a pyramid or a stepped mastaba, because the mud brick super structure had easy sides and was developed in steps. The plan was about direct though, with a base side of telling 130 metres, making it truly a great pyramid just about the size of king Djoser's. An individual architectural detail was got - the expression had assailed corners, a rare characteristic in the Egyptian innovation of tombs and buildings in general. Today (2002) the condition is in a ruined state and it's hard to say whether it was gone after once being finished, or if it was finished at all. The outer walls today reach about four metres above the close desert and more probes are involved to get a grip of this unusual monument. A writing of its plan is read below. When the essential chamber was recorded nothing at all discovered in it. What makes Khui to be the thought builder is an inscription on a block of stone that mayhap once was a part of the pyramid. It was found in a tomb just to the south and had an offering scene in relief etched in to it, plus his address written inside a cartouche. This is up to now (year 2002) the only prove effective that a ruler bearing that name has ever existed.

The entrance corridor at the north side is at first crosswise and open and then goes a descending vaulted tunnel ending at a individual burial chamber at a straight of about 9 times below ground surface. It is lined with some hewn limestone, credibly taken from dynasty 6 tombs in the vicinity. The outer social system on the other hand, is made purely of muck bricks and the leaning sides are still open. The material making the secret core of the monument was plainly just filling of beat and sand arguing that the owner, disdain the great size of his tomb, was a ruler of special means.

What seems have been a mortuary temple has also been found, but its general plan can't be set. It consists of the outside part of massive mud brick masonry with a distance of about 35 ms. Khui may have been a localized ruler and the site is placed center between the two centers at the time - Herakleopolis in the northwest and Thebes in the southern.

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