The Pyramid of Amenemhet III - The Black Pyramid


Original name: unknown
Original height: 81.5 m / 272 ft
Base length: 105 m / 350 ft
Angle of inclination: 57° 15' 50"

Unburned bricks of clay and basalt make up most of the material the pyramid of Amenemhet III. Today, the pyramid's unique and irregularly shaped body stands out against the vast desert. 12 vaults were found near the pyramid. They contained the bodies of members of the royal family whereas the pharaoh was buried in Hawara.




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