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Other Pyramids
Other Pyramids
The "Black Pyramid of" Amenemhat III

Nearby are three more pyramids built by kings of the 12th dynasty.

The so-called Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III (a.k.a. Ammenemes) looks like a mountain. Black mud-brick was used in its construction, as its name suggests.

The White pyramid of Amenemhat II is totally dilapidated and even the sloping angle could not be measured.

The pyramid of Senwosret III (also known as Sesostris in Greek) is also made of mud-brick and is in a very bad condition. Around the pyramids are tombs of the court officials and royal family members.

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