Pyramid of Nyuserra

Cairo Outskirts & the Nile Delta

The most dilapidated of the finished pyramids at Abu Sir belonged to Nyuserra (2445–2421 BC). Originally some 50m high, this pyramid has been heavily quarried over the millennia. In fact, Nyuserra reused his father Neferirkare’s valley temple, and then redirected the causeway to lead not to his father’s pyramid, but to his own.