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Meidum Pyramid

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Address: Meidum Area, North East of Medinat al-Fayoum, Giza, Egypt

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Unusual for those interested in pyramids

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... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Mayur S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 step pyramid but was not completed maybe due to his death, and then the great... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 ground level which is unusual. A steep passage descends from the entrance to a little... More 

Thank Mayur S
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Redwood City, California
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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
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 that has a series of ladders in it, which one climbs up 10m to see... More 

Thank Squash_10
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Meidum or Maidum (Arabic: ميدوم‎‎) is an archaeological site in Lower Egypt. It contains a large pyramid and several mud-brick mastabas. The area is located around 62 miles (100 km) south of modern Cairo.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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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 pyramids built long before Giza when they architects were still learning how to make the... More 

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brasschaat, belgium
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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 way of building. You should be quit fit to visit. Maybe less ineresting on your... More 

Thank cwfan
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

May be , it will not be important if you have short time to visit Cairo, because other pyramids are more famous, but if you dedicate a day to visit Maydoum, you will visit a real innocent area of very old pyramid, elder than Giza pyramid, it represent one of the stages to arrive to rthe way to build a... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a great day out to Meidum pyramid (from Cairo). The journey is a little longer than the other, more well known pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Dahshour but the trek was well worth it. The only other souls around were the 'staff' there and the police and they were pleasant, kept a respectful distance and made... More 

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