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Meidum Pyramid

Meidum Area, North East of Medinat al-Fayoum, Giza, Egypt
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Incredible Pyramid Grounds!

This pyramid was on the outskirts of Cairo and was truly incredible! It was an unusal setting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dao1949
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
A great sire

This is a fascinating site for those of you who love the real Egypt. It's great going down the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Jeremy P
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“steep ramp” (2 reviews)
“fayoum” (6 reviews)
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Meidum Area, North East of Medinat al-Fayoum, Giza, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This pyramid was on the outskirts of Cairo and was truly incredible! It was an unusal setting compared to the Great Pyramids of Giza and we got to experience more in depth og the makings of the pyramids. This complex also had many underground tunnels...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fascinating site for those of you who love the real Egypt. It's great going down the grave robbers passage to the mastabas 17. I was completely exhausted by the crawling in and out, and then to go down the Pyramid as well....More

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Our guide Mahmoud Masafa was very knowledgeable in regards to the Ancient Egyptian History, and the building of the Pyramids. A must see

Thank Harolderlston
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

First, the sight of this pyramid is very unique and it have a great value and history as the first trial of building a smooth sided pyramid ever. It is said that this was belong to king Huni and it was built first as a...More

Thank Ibrahim E
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our visit was arranged by Egypt Best Day Tours. Meidum is about 120km south of Cairo. The pyramid of Meidum is a prototype. Unlike other pyramids a smooth outer layer was added to each level. The entrance on the north face is 15 meters above...More

Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely tomb to go into but difficult and not for folks who dislike small spaces. Guard expect a small tip. Well worth the drive.

Thank Sandi0615
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The first prototype of the true pyramid, it is worth the long drive to see one of the smallest pyramid temples and interiors. Go into the Mastaba 17 robbers' tunnel. A mallet from the grave robbing is still in place holding up the sarcaphagus lid.

Thank paneb
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Most people visit the pyramid fields around Cairo, and forget this one. its about 45 mins drive east of the Fayoum There are two spots of interest here, the pyramid, and the adjacent Mastaba of the Nobles. climb down a steep ramp to a chamber...More

Thank Squash_10
Reviewed 14 September 2016

You think of the pyramids from the documentaries, pictures in books, and movies. The three brilliant and perfectly geometric ancient wonders with the Sphinx guarding them just south of Cairo. However around the area and a little further of a drive, and you have the...More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 29 July 2016

A complete other type of pyramid: badly damaged, it collapsed during construction. Entry is rather difficult. A qinding path leads toward the actual entrance. A small passage down leads to the interior. Look at the corbeled ceiling. Arches weren't know so they had an other...More

Thank cwfan
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