Pyramid of Djedefre at Abu Rawash
The pyramids belongs to Djedefre who reigned at the fourth dynasty after king khufu. The king reigned for about 8 years in total. His pyramid is in a very ruined condition today. The pyramid itself has a massive 49m channel cut into the bedrock to a 20m deep shaft. Djedefre’s cartouche was found in the burial chamber and Because of that cartouche, we can say this pyramid belonged to him. the pyramid is built out of lime stone. The blocks of limestone, typical building blocks of the Giza tombs, were here angled towards the centre of the pyramid.
technique, first used on the Step
Pyramid, about 40km away in Saqqara, helped make the tomb more durable and
stable. As if that was not enough,
Djedefre’s workers used granite pins to keep
the blocks in place. This pyramid was
constructed on a rocky outcrop – which also
formed its foundation and internal structure
– that rose 120m above the Giza plains.
Which, to the casual observer, may or may
not have disguised its short stature,
relative to the Great Pyramid.