The pyramid, originally titled Amenemhet the Mighty, got the moniker "Black Pyramid" due to its gloomy, deteriorating look as a debris pile. The deceased Pharaoh and his queens were the first to be housed in the Black Pyramid. It is estimated that it took more than 20 years for him to build. His wife, Queen Khentkawes, built her own pyramid next to his; they are located side by side on Saqqara. Both are made of limestone and each has four stories with seven steps leading up to an apex. The Black Pyramid is much larger than hers, however, and also has four sides.
Pharaohs were considered gods on earth, and therefore could not die. But after their death, they needed a place to rest until the end of time, so pyramids were built using some of their body parts as well as various treasures and gifts from other countries. Each country had its own religion at the time and these monuments were meant to honor the pharaoh and preserve his memory. However, most religions have abandoned this practice because it is believed that including your mortal remains within your own tomb violates human mortality.
But despite this fact, there are still many people out there who believe the pharaohs are still watching over them, just like the Egyptians believed they would continue to do so after their deaths.
One of these was the Bent Pyramid of Snefru. The Black Pyramid, located about 2 kilometers east of this pyramid, is another Middle Kingdom pyramid. This is a monument dedicated to King Amenemhet III. The name "Black" refers to the structure's black ruins that emerge through the sand. Although now largely destroyed, when first discovered this pyramid was painted black.
The Black Pyramid is unique among Egyptian pyramids for it lacks any white material used in other monuments to symbolize peace, prosperity, and eternal life. Instead, it represents the night, darkness, death, and destruction. This indicates that the ruler of this country at that time was a powerful leader who had conquered many lands.
Here is how the Black Pyramid got its name: When construction on this pyramid was finished in around 1290 BC, its owner had it painted black to show respect for the dead. As time passed, more of the pyramid was painted over until only the main entrance remained. This entrance is now visible as a dark hole in the side of the pyramid.
In addition to being a ruler, Amenemhet III was also a priest of Amun. That is why there are traces of blue pigment on parts of his tomb.
Amenemhet III died around 1250 BC and was buried near the Bent Pyramid in a well-preserved coffin. This king was so important that his body was not alone inside his tomb.
The Black Pyramid is one of the five remaining pyramids in Egypt. It is distinguished by its black, rotting look. It was the first to store the bodies of deceased pharaohs and queens. When I first heard about it, I thought it was awesome, so I titled my clothes brand after it.
But now I know that its name is actually a big problem for its owners. The pyramid is made from granite and is considered a sacred monument for both Egyptians and tourists. As it is now, people will never be allowed to enter the pyramid because there are toxic chemicals used in its preservation process that are dangerous to human health.
In conclusion, the Black Pyramid is not only bad for tourism but also for history. If nothing is done about it, then both the Egyptian government and VF Corporation (the company who owns the pyramid) will be responsible for ruining this amazing ancient site forever.
The Black Pyramid is from Amenemhat III's latter reign and, while being heavily deteriorated, remains the most majestic edifice at the site after the two Sneferu pyramids. The Black Pyramid's polished granite pyramidion, or capstone, is on exhibit at Cairo's Egyptian Museum's main hall. It weighs about 20 tons and is nearly 5 meters high.
Amenemhat III also built another large pyramid near his capital city of Ahmose. Although its stones have been removed by builders over the years, researchers believe that this second pyramid was probably also black granite.
This saying comes from an article written in 1937 by H.L. Mencken, a famous American journalist. In this article, he said that although Pittsburgh had many other ethnic groups, it had too much support for Franklin D. Roosevelt in his presidential campaign to be considered truly representative of America at that time. Therefore, he concluded that Pittsburgh was really a city full of blacks and Jews.
Mencken's description of Pittsburgh has become popular enough to be used as a metaphor for cities where Jews are a small minority group. Even though there are more Hispanics than Jews in Pennsylvania, no one calls Pittsburgh a "city of whites and Hispanics."