Niuserre’s sun temple is located at Abu Ghurob (Abu Ghurab), not far from Abusir where his pyramid is located and many other 5th Dynasty kings built their pyramids as well. Abu Ghurob lies about six miles southwest of Cairo. Years ago, before the purpose of Niuserre’s structure was known, it was called the “Pyramid of Righa” by travelers. Niuserre’s sun temple was originally excavated by the German archeologists, Ludwig Borchardt and Heinrich Schafer between 1898 and 1901. We believe it was originally made with mudbrick walls forming a grid that was then filled with rubble. Later, these mudbrick “retaining” walls were sheathed in a casing of yellow limestone blocks. It basically had three primary components, consisting of a valley temple a desert or upper temple, and a causeway that connected the two. The name of the sun temple was originally (Delight of Ra’).
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In the early morning, a Kemet Travel representative will escort you to start your Day Tour to The Sun Temple of Niuserre at Abu Ghorab with your Private Expert Egyptology guide. The Sun Temple of Niuserre is one of the best places of Energy in Egypt, these monuments built by Niuserre, the sixth king of the 5th dynasty (2478-2430) BC., in an area call Abu Ghorab to the north of Abu Sir. This Temple was built for the pup pose of honoring the God Ra, was not used as a burial place. The Sun Temple is consisting 3 principal elements: Valley Temple, Causeway & Upper Temple.
Next, you will have your lunch in a good-quality restaurant with a set menu of grilled chicken/kebab and kofta. (Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required), and then back to our hotel.