ABU GURAB

Abu Gurab (Abu Ghurob) Site on the west bank of the Nile between Giza and Saqqara, originally known to travellers as the 'Pyramid of Righa', although actually dominated by the remains of a sun templc erected by the 5th-Dynasty King Nyuserra (2445-2421 BC) whose pyramid stands a short distance to the south at AHUS IR.

It became Customary in the 5th Dynasty for the rulers to express their devotion to the Heliopolitan sun-god RA by building sun temples in addition to their own pyramid complexes.

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