Sahure was a pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty of ancient Egypt who ruled from around 2494 to 2472 BCE. He was the son of Neferkaure and Queen Khentkoverse, and succeeded his father to the throne at a young age.

During his reign, Sahure focused on building projects and military campaigns to expand Egypt’s territory. He constructed several major buildings and monuments, including a mortuary temple at Abusir and a pyramid complex at El-Lisht. He also oversaw military campaigns in Nubia and the Levant. Which helped to secure Egypt’s borders and expand its influence in the region.

Sahure was also famous for his religious and cultural achievements. He promoted the worship of several new deities, including the goddess Neith. Who was associated with the city of Sais and was considered the patron goddess of the pharaoh. He also oversaw the construction of several new temples and shrines throughout Egypt, including the Temple of Sahure at Abusir.

Sahure’s reign was famous by a period of stability and prosperity in Egypt. He was famous for his strong leadership. His commitment to maintaining the stability and prosperity of the Egyptian state. His legacy has endured as one of the most important pharaohs in ancient Egyptian history.


Userkaf was the first king to build a sun temple in Abusir. Known to the ancient Egyptians as the Nekhenre, or “Fortress of Re”, it was unfinished at his death. Construction works continued in at least four building phases. The first of which may have taken place under Sahure, and then under his successors Neferirkare Kakai and Nyuserre Ini.

Closeup of the grey speckled stone statue of a man seated wearing a nemes and false beard