The name of pharaoh Qakare means, "Strong is the Soul of Re" (in picture left) and his birth name was she shorter Ibi (picture right). His name is present in king lists from Abydos and Turin. He built a small pyramid located at South Sakkara. It was investigated in the 1800s by German Egyptologist Lepsius who found it to be a true pyramid though it looked more like a mastaba in its ruined state. The identification of the builder has been made through reading hieroglyphic writings on the walls in the grave chamber, the latest so-called "pyramid texts" known. Today they are protected by constructions made of concrete within the monument, that is just a three metre high pile of rubble.
The pyramid of kingIbi is of a modest size compared to the monuments from the pyramid era.
An entrance from the north side leads to the (red) burial chamber and the serdab - side chamber, (green).
A small mortuary temple was built
at the east side.
The whole complex was not oriented in the cardinal directions (see picture above) and the mortuary temple was built of bricks and hardly more elaborated than a chapel. No causeway has been detected leading from it and there possibly never was one and the same goes for a valley temple.
The measures of the pyramid are roughly estimated but the sides are likely to have been 31,5 meters and the height of the building about 21 meters.