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Bent Pyramid, Cairo

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One of the most significant of Egypt's ancient necropolises, Bent Pyramid is located just 40 km (25 mi) south of Cairo--it's also part of the Memphis World Heritage Site. The two main pyramids here represent two of the oldest and most complete in the country, constructed between 2613 and 2589 BCE and commissioned by Pharaoh Sneferu. The first, the so-called Bent Pyramid, was rejected after an attempt to make it smooth-sided caused the unstable base to subside. The second, known as the Red Pyramid, shows a marked evolution in design and is believed to have been accepted by the pharaoh, who intended it as his funerary site. Make Bent Pyramid a part of your Cairo vacation plans using our Cairo travel planner.
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  • We visited this site in the morning so we didn’t get to see the true reddish color of the pyramids but the darker pyramid (Black) was easy to see that it was a different color. If you’re going inside ...  more »
  • Dahshour area is very excellent. The guide has explained to us about this area and its history. I wish I could visit her again  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic tour to see 3 truly magical sites just outside of Cairo. Emo Tours did an excellent job providing me with this completely personalized tour of the pyramids at Dahshur and Saqqara ...  more »
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