Climbing it a bit was a challange for me but it was worthed. I took some pictures that will be treasured. It makes you wonder how they have made these. The engineering behind it. So beautiful.
this pyramid which can be seen from the pyramids of the giza plateau, lies approx. 7 kilometers from the great pyramid and can be reached by a short drive in either a car or taxi. you enter the area and can go within 50 metres of the step pyramid, which is a wonderful sight, the entrance is on the iside... More
This site is not as well known as Giza but this is where pyramid building all started! It was hot and there's little shade but it's so worth really taking the time to walk up to the pyramid and see the murals and tombs. There are other dig sites around it so I imagine in its day - it was... More
This is a very, very old and imposing structure. Do not just think of it as a tryout for the well-know trio of pyramids. It is quite impressive and fascinating in its own right. From the extensive surrounding buildings came must of the style that we associate with Egyptian art and construction. Somehow I found this gorgeous, somewhat melancholy, impressive... More
I did the compulsory Pyramid tour and this area was awesome. Few tourists and spectacular sites. The tombs with murals and even some painted were unbelievable. Could have actually spent a few hours here checking out the murals and such if it was not so darn hot.
The Step Pyramid is the oldest pyramid, dating back to 2300 BC. It is mostly intact but there is a fair amount of scaffolding towards the top to keep it stabilized. It is a worthwhile visit when touring the pyramids because it is more in the expected setting of being further away from other buildings and such, making unobstructed photos... More
Getting here through picturesque Egyptian countryside is part of the experience, and it's well worth the journey. The pyramid is being restored/reinforced and so there is a great deal of scaffolding over parts of the surface but this does not detract from the overall appearance of this historically important structure and its surrounding ceremonial site. It is the nearby attractions,... More
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