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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 /
Nyuserre
Other spelling: Niuserre



Statue believed to represent Nyuserre.
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Statue believed to represent Nyuserre.

Statue believed to represent Nyuserre.
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Pyramid of Nyuserre at Abu Sir.

The mortuary temple in front of Nyuserre's pyramid. Abu Sir, Egypt.
Stone from the walls of the mortuary temple, with fine reliefs. Also note the basalt floor of the temple. Part of the pyramid complex of Nyuserre at Abu Sir, Egypt.

Alabaster altar at Nyuserre's sun-temple. In the back Abu Sir with Nyuserre's pyramid as the middle of the three. Abu Ghurab, Egypt.
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Alabaster altar at Nyuserre's sun-temple at Abu Ghurab. In the back Abu Sir with Nyuserre's pyramid as the middle of the three.

King of Ancient Egypt, 6th ruler of the 5th Dynasty, ruling 2445-2421 BCE, 24 years.
Little is known of his actual reign. The era of the 5th Dynasty was one where religion and religious cults became more important. There was an increase in the number of priests and officials. The rulers of Egypt both elevated the cult of Re all over Egypt, with the construction of several sun-temples, at the same time as they paid more attention to local cults.
Nyuserre's claim to fame comes from his extensive sun-temple located south of modern Cairo (next to the village Abu Ghurab), with a valley temple, causeway, gate, a temple court, an obelisk and a grand alabaster altar.
He had his funerary complex built a couple of kilometres south of the sun-temple. It consists of a pyramid, 51 metres high, of which the core still exists, and a mortuary temple.
He was preceded by Raneferef and succeeded by Menkauher.





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By Tore Kjeilen