The Antiquities Ministry is set to inaugurate King Sneferu Pyramid after renovation and a new cemetery.
King Snefeu was the founder of the Fourth Dynasty of ancient Egypt or the era of the builders of the pyramids and the father of King Khufu.
Dr. Hussein Bassir said that Sneferu’s reign lasted for 24 or 30 years. Some gave him 48-year term.
The most well-known monuments from Sneferu’s reign are the four pyramids; he is considered to been built these landmarks in Dahshur: the Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, the Red Pyramid in Sila in Fayyoum governorate and Meidum in Beni Suef.
“He is the only king who built four pyramids during his reign,” Abdel Basir pointed out.
It was necessary for the pharaoh to go out in military campaigns outside the country’s borders to bring what these huge architectural buildings need from materials and workers.
King Sneferu embarked on military operations to Libya and Nubia for two important basic goals;
The first goal was to obtain the sufficient manpower required in building its many pyramids.
The second goal was bringing building materials needed for his outstanding architectural works.
In this regard, Palermo Stone, which is located in Italy, one of the greatest sources of the history of Pharaonic history, mentions that during Sneferu’s rule, many large boats were built from the imported wood.
He also brought from Nubia 7,000 prisoners from men and women and 20,000 herds of cattle, sheep, and goats, to feed these great number of workers.
The Egyptian king further brought 40 ships loaded with unique Lebanese cedarwood, which found its remains inside his pyramid in Dahshur.