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Meidum Pyramid, Giza

4.3
#7 of 9 in Historic Sites in Giza
Also known as the "collapsed pyramid" or the "false pyramid," Meidum Pyramid was probably built by Snefru, a 4th dynasty king. Experts believe that the edifice was originally designed as a step pyramid and later turned into a true pyramid by covering the steps with limestone. The remaining three steps of the pyramid tower some 65 m (213 ft) above the green oasis on the desert's edge. To get into the inner burial chamber, you will need to descend down a narrow passage and crawl through a hole, which is the highlight of the visit for many. While inside, look up to see a corbeled ceiling. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Meidum Pyramid by using our Giza trip planner.
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  • Nothing to see. It's far away from Cairo city, about 1-1.5 hours driving. Waste of time to go visiting there.  more »
  • The pyramid of Meidúm is just the skeleton of what was there, but that is precisely why it is an important place to visit. Observing with a little common sense and deduction, we see that everything around it as if it were a hill on which the pyramid is, are actually the remains of the work itself. What you see is the inner core. You can also visit the interior and it's worth it.
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  • Obviosuly not so reknown as the main pyramids, but original in shape, and the people guarding it were friendly.  more »
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  • Another great pyramid. And there is a bonus. A mastaba that you can go inside as well. We had a great time here. If you like pyramids, go.
  • It was interesting to learn about the pyramid progression. It was a bit awkward having a guy take us through who seemed to just be a random, and then asked for money afterwards. If you go be prepared to tip the random "guides" on site.
  • Well off the beaten tourist track and worth visiting only if you have a good knowledge and interest in Egyptology. About a 2 hour drive from Cairo passing a few interesting rural villages and a few other collapsed pyramids along the way. Aside from the collapsed Pyramid there are several other tombs onsite which you can enter.
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