Ini, Nyuserre Egyptian Pharaoh. He reigned for approximately twenty-five years from 2416 BC until 2392 BC. During his reign he carried out many important building projects, including a pyramid complex for himself and two smaller ones for his wives. He also completed the unfinished tombs of his predecessors, Neferirkare Kakai, Khentkhaus II and Neferefra, and finished Neferefra's sun temple at Abu Gurab. Contemporary documents suggest that he ordered military expeditions to Libya and also into Asia. His...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Abusir Pyramid Complex, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt Plot: Pyramid of Nyuserre Ini
Kakai, Neferirkare Egyptian Pharaoh. He was a ruler of Egypt during the Fifth Dynasty, succeeding to the throne on the death of his brother, Sahure, in 2474 BC. Many documents from his reign testify to his personal kindness merciful nature, examples being given of how he spared one courtier from execution and ordered medical care to be provided for another who lay dying at court. When the king himself died in 2464 BC he was buried in a seventy-two metre high pyramid at Abusir, part of a larger mortuary complex...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Abusir Pyramid Complex, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt Plot: Pyramid of Neferirkare Kakai
Neferefre Egyptian Pharaoh. He ruled Egypt during the Fifth Dynasty, coming to the throne in 2400 BC, possibly after a dynastic struggle between the descendants of the Pharaohs Neferirkare Kakai and Sahure. He died young after a reign of between one and two years, leaving his pyramid unfinished. This was completed after his death in the form of a large mastaba, or "bench" tomb and is known as the "Unfinished Pyramid" He is best known today for an important cache of seal prints and decorated plates...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Abusir Pyramid Complex, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt Plot: "Unfinished Pyramid"
Sahure Egyptian Pharaoh. He was the second ruler of the Fifth Dynasty, inheriting the throne from his father, Userkaf, in 2487 BC. Reliefs discovered in his pyramid indicate that he established an Egyptian navy and sent ships on trading expeditions to Lebanon and the Eastern Mediterranean. He also fought military campaigns against the Libyans in the west, during which livestock and local chieftains were captured. When he died in 2475 BC he became the first Pharaoh to be buried at the new royal...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Abusir Pyramid Complex, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt Plot: Pyramid of Sahure