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Zawyet el-Aryan is a town in Egypt, located between Giza and Abusir. To the west of the town, just in the desert area, is a necropolis, referred to by the same name. Almost directly east across the Nile is Memphis. In Zawyet el-Aryan, there are 2 pyramid complexes. Unusually there are just these 2 complexes, and little else.

The pyramid complexes are known as the Layer Pyramid built in the third dynasty, and another ruined structure, called the Northern Pyramid built in the fourth dynasty. This second complex has not been extensively explored or excavated.

This photograph was taken in 1905. I have never come across this site before.
Look at the size of those megalithic blocks and what is that altar thing? Has anyone here been to this site?

'photo de la cuve de la grande excavation de zaouiet el-aryan
service des antiquités de l'égypte (alexandre barsanti)'

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Zawyet el-Aryan 1292 Karen H Taylor 11-Aug-10 10:46
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 354 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Aug-10 19:38
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 263 Karen H Taylor 11-Aug-10 21:29
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 308 Richard Fusniak 11-Aug-10 20:00
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 246 Karen H Taylor 11-Aug-10 21:14
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 222 Thunderbird 30-Aug-17 08:05
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 254 Dave Light 11-Aug-10 21:50
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 207 Dave Light 11-Aug-10 21:59
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 373 Richard Fusniak 11-Aug-10 22:32
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 212 Dave Light 11-Aug-10 22:49
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 255 Karen H Taylor 11-Aug-10 22:53
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 313 Karen H Taylor 11-Aug-10 23:19
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 277 Robert Bauval 12-Aug-10 06:14
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 275 Robert Bauval 12-Aug-10 06:30
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 268 Karen H Taylor 12-Aug-10 10:33
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 230 Dave Light 12-Aug-10 11:37
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 233 Dave Light 11-Aug-10 23:12
Re: Zawyet el-Aryan 145 daveswarbirds 29-Aug-17 22:57


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