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Lepsius I Pyramid

The Lepsius I Pyramid is the ruin of a large mud brick monument in Abu Rawash near Cairo. It has, so far, not been attributed to any ruler. It is located east of the Pyramid of Djedefre. It owes its enigmatic name to the Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius, who placed it first in his list of the pyramids of Egypt. The shape of the monument is still subject to debate since some Egyptologists see it as a mastaba.

The monument was first studied in 1837 by John S. Perring. He believed it to be a very early pyramid and considered that it was the Pyramid of Djer.[1]


  1. ^ Colonel Howard Vyse: Appendix to Operations carried on at the Pyramids of Gizeh in 1837. Fraser, London 1842, Bd. 3: Appendix.., S. 9 (Google-Books).