- These temples were built by the pharaohs of the V Dynasty at a time when the solar cult was the state religion. Unlike many other temples, these are purely devotional and served absolutely no funerary purpose. The temple of Uskerkaf has, unfortunately, not stood the test of time as well as other Egyptian monuments. Still, the sun temple of Nyuserre is very much similar, to the point of being almost identical, so one can easily imagine what the Temple of Uskerkaf was like. In a corner of the courtyard, you will notice ten alabaster basins which once held the blood of sacrificed animals.
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