The Pyramid of Neferirkare (also known as The Ba of Neferirkare) is the second pyramid to be built at the necropolis site of Abusir, south of the Giza plateau, in Egypt. The pyramid of Neferirkare is the tallest of all pyramids constructed in Ancient Egypt during its Fifth Dynasty.
The Pyramid of Neferirkare was built between 2477 BCE and 2467 BCE for the pharaoh Neferirkare Kakai who was the third king of the Fifth Dynasty. The pyramid, in a deviance from tradition, was not finished before the pharaoh’s untimely death. Despite such a setback, the pyramid still yields a plethora of information concerning this dynasty of kings.
Although incomplete at the time of pharaoh Neferirkare Kakai's death, the pyramid nevertheless reached a height of 72.8 metres (239 ft) in its original state, and even now stands some 50 metres high, despite significant deterioration in its external structure.