is the founder of the 5th
dynasty. He is believed to have ascended the throne through
a political marriage. His pyramid-complex is located to the
northeast of Djoser's
complex. It now looks nothing but like a pile of rubble.
It is believed that Userkaf's pyramid once rose to the height
of about 49 meters (160 ft) at the time it was built. The
current state of the pyramid refers to the clumsy way of its
construction. Once the limestone case felt apart the masonry
core started to crumble.
The pyramid has a ruined mortuary temple attached to it with
a smaller secondary pyramid to its southwest side and small
pyramid for the queen some distance to the south.
Source: Lehner, Complete Pyramids,