Seila Pyramid Fayoum information, tours, prices, booking
Seila Pyramid is a small step pyramid which situated in Fayoum, Egypt. In fact, the pyramid is a little distances to the south of Kom El Hammam. Moreover, it is on the top of the escarpment on the eastern side of the Fayoum. Seila Pyramid is the most of seven small step pyramids in the Nile Valley. The most southerly one is on Elephantine Island. In fact, the function of these pyramids still unknown. It is because they do not follow the usual mortuary style. Furthermore, the have no subsidiary buildings. So far, no burial chambers found, but they all appear to date back to Dynasties III or IV. It Maybe, the pyramids may mark royal boundaries, or homelands of royal consorts.
In fact, Seila Pyramid now is just remains. The remains of the pyramid today are only 7 meter high. Moreover, the only lower levels of the pyramid can seen. It is with parts of these buried in rubble. Furthermore, the pyramid first investigated by Borchardt at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, the owner’s name not discovered. In the 1980 the pyramid re-investigated by Brigham Young University with. In fact, it was with Mr. Nabil Swelim, an Egyptian archaeologist.
Further details about Seila Pyramid in Fayoum, Egypt:
The remains of builder’s marks and inscriptions found on some of the blocks. Furthermore, fragments of two limestone stelae and an offering table also discovered. As a result, it possible that the structure belongs to Snefru of Dynasty IV. In fact, Seila Pyramid aligned north to south. Moreover, it is with a four-stepped core of small blocks of limestone and mortar. No internal chambers found. There are some rock-cut tombs at the base of the escarpment below pyramid which not inscribed. In fact, some thousands of papyri found there. Finally, the tombs date back to the Roman and Coptic Periods.