The Great Pyramid of Giza Isn’t Egypt’s Only Stunning Pyramid Complex

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The Great Pyramid of Giza is the first place that comes to mind when someone mentions pyramids, but did you know there are many similar sites in Egypt? Get ready to embark on an epic quest for Egyptian pyramids in these three amazing spots.

Pyramid of Djoser

Known by the nickname Step Pyramid of Djoser, this archeological site in Saqqara is often considered the world’s oldest large-scale, cut-stone construction. This pyramid complex was closed to visitors for 14 years before finally reopening its doors in 2020, and it offers an interesting look into the history of the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.

Red Pyramid

Located in Dahshur, about 40 kilometers south of Cairo, the Red Pyramid became quite a sensation thanks to its distinct color. It’s believed that it was the first successful smooth-sided pyramid, and it was initially lined with white Tura limestone, but its reddish color was revealed after the limestone was taken to Cairo to be used in construction.

Bent Pyramid

Another stunning pyramid complex located at the royal necropolis of Dahshur, Bent Pyramid impressed historians with its irregular shape. It was built during Pharaoh Sneferu’s rule, and its shallow angles were supposed to prevent its possible collapse.

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Nikoleta P
Nikoleta P
Nikoleta is a full-time content writer and pop culture observer with a Master’s Degree in Communication. She enjoys indie movies, classic books, hilarious memes, and daydreaming about all the places she’s going to see.
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