Pyramid of Sahure

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Ibolya Horvath
by Chanel Wheeler
published on 26 September 2016

Sahure (2490-2477 BCE) built his mortuary complex at Abusir near the Temple of the Sun. He was the first to make use of the palmiform columns in architecture which would become standard for columns throughout Egypt from then on (the well-known columns whose tops are shaped like palm fronds).

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Wheeler, C. (2016, September 26). Pyramid of Sahure. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wheeler, Chanel. "Pyramid of Sahure." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 26, 2016.

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Wheeler, Chanel. "Pyramid of Sahure." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Sep 2016. Web. 05 Feb 2023.