Pyramid of Ameny Qemau

The remains of the ancient Egyptian ameni - Qemau Pyramid ( also: Ameny Qemau ) are at Dahshur. It was built about 1745 BC made ​​of mud brick, but possibly never completed. According to the Turin Royal Canon Ameny Qemau was the eighth ruler of the 13th Dynasty.


The kings of the 13th Dynasty ( 1781-1650 BC) are all up Masghuna, was buried in the south of the metropolitan area of ​​Saqqara south to the north. In this area, numerous pyramids this period could be found, but most of them until today no Pharaoh could be assigned. An exception is the Pyramid of the ameni Qemau, whose name is still found on the Kanopenkrügen that were found in the grave chamber.


( † 1442 * 1364 ) in his manuscript " geography and history of Egypt ," whose release date is not recorded was mentioned for the first time the Pyramid of the Arab historian Al- Maqrizi. Here, he speaks of the " pyramids of Dahshur ".

In modern times, the pyramid in 1957 by Charles Arthur Muses was discovered and excavated in Dahshur south of Saqqara in the Royal Cemetery. The superstructure was due to stone robbery already largely destroyed. Access to the pyramid lay to the east and led a twice kinked transition with multiple locking devices in the grave chamber.

In the monolithic stone sarcophagus, a cavity for the mummy and the canopic chest had been beaten ever. The sarcophagus was broken into and contained only some unidentifiable bones. Made from alabaster canopic jars were smashed, but could be reassembled. Muses found on them the name of the Pharaoh Ameny Qemau whereby this could be attributed to the pyramid.