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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / Old Kingdom / 5th Dynasty /
Neferirkare
Other spelling: Neferirkare Kakai



Pyramid of Neferirkare, Abu Sir, Egypt.
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Pyramid of Neferirkare at Abu Sir.

Pyramid of Neferirkare, Abu Sir, Egypt.
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Pyramid of Neferirkare at Abu Sir.

King of Ancient Egypt, 3rd ruler of the 5th Dynasty, ruling 2475-2455 BCE, 20 years.
Suprisingly little is known of his reign, despite its long duration. Substantial written material describe him as a kind and gentle ruler, and he seems to have made efforts to interact with nobles at his court. He is believed to be the son of King Userkaf.
At his mortuary complex, at first a 6-step pyramid was built, later converted into a true pyramid, 72 metres high. The surrounding mortuary complex was never finished.
He was preceded by Sahure, most likely his brother, and succeeded by Shepseskare.





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By Tore Kjeilen