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Pyramids of Dahshour

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Address: Giza, Egypt
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This complex contains pyramids from the Fourth and Twelfth Dynasties...

This complex contains pyramids from the Fourth and Twelfth Dynasties including the Southern Pyramid, or Bent Pyramid due to its unorthodox outline, and the Red Pyramid.

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Constructed by the father of the one who made the great Pyramid of Giza

Constructed by Pharoh Sneferu the father of Khufu. A great chance to see pyramids without the crowds and to understand structural deficits

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Constructed by Pharoh Sneferu the father of Khufu. A great chance to see pyramids without the crowds and to understand structural deficits

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The journey, through what used to be agricultural land and is now a series of thriving communities, is a fascinating insight into everyday life in rural Egypt. The Red Pyramid makes you feel like an explorer! Very few tourists, no hawkers... The climb up to the pyramid entrance is steep, but nothing compared to the descent into the pyramid. Don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the site which is not crowded, has 3 Pyramids including the bent one. it is different than the Great Pyramids of Giza, yet still recommended to see. Went up a small platform and had a clear view of the other Pyramids. I highly recommend for those who are visiting Egypt for the first time. for me it is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the birth place for the smooth sided pyramids were the successful results took place, it is dated to king sneferu from the 4th dynasty old kingdom of Egypt 2600 BC, it started with the bent pyramid which starts at inclination of 54 degree and it seems to have shown construction challenges and instability which makes them modify it... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built by Seneferu, the father of the builder of the Great Pyramid, you see how Egyptian pyramids evolve. Lots of climbing to do this and the views from the entry are great (see the Middle Kingdom pyramids you cannot visit) with views clear to Giza on a clear day.

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this pyramid and you can go in. Great to experience the steps up and the slanted tunnel down. Not detailed on the inside, but worth the visit. Not crowded at all. There are 2 pyramids including the bent pyramid.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pyramids it's like 20 minutes from the great pyramids from Giza but it's amazing also! Huge and perfect, and normally it's not full of people like que other one so you can take better pictures and go around it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now is the time to go to Egypt, and the Pyramids of Dahshour are one of the most under-rated and under-visited sites. Very comparable to the Great Pyramids, but providing much better photos and much less tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful pyramid that has been able to withstand thousands of years of abuse. Only issue was that it is next to a military checkpoint which made accessibility for myself difficult. It resulted in me lying about where I was from. It was worth the lie.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Getting inside the red pyramid was a fantastic experience. Our guide Fady el Malach took us here after having explored the Sakkara grounds. From the Red pyramid one can see the Black pyramid. The red pyramid is the 1st true successful pyramid that was built before the 3 pyramids of Gizah.

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