Pyramids of Dahshour

Pyramids of Dahshour, Giza

Pyramids of Dahshour
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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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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Hyoga83
Bordeaux, France657 contributions
Mar. 2022
Yet another amazing monument to visit in awesome Saqqara. From the outside it is an extremely beautiful and well conserved pyramid, although NOT red haha.
You can visit the interior, although I would probably recommend just choosing 3 or 4 so maximum so you don't overdue it -and I don't mean only from a physical point of view...
Beside one of the bases, east side I think, you have a replica of the pyramidion that would have once been at the tip, covered with electrum (mix of gold and silver)
Written 19 April 2022
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TravelinKiki
Maryland288 contributions
Jan. 2022
These pyramids are well worth a visit! I went in one of them and even though there wasn't much to see inside, it was still an experience. Just the climb and the tomb smell and the sheer thrill of standing where people stood almost 5000 years ago.

As with all the other pyramids and tombs - tour guides aren't allowed in. Be sure to have small notes ready to tip the guys working the tombs.
Written 22 February 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,331 contributions
Dec. 2021
Some really interesting pyramids are here! The Red Pyramid has a 43-degree angle and is one of the earlier experiments in pyramid construction. The Bent Pyramid has a 54-degree slope but changed to 43 halfway up. The photogenic Black Pyramid was simply stripped from its limestone covering. It can be seen from the distance.
Written 8 January 2022
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Tissa.travels
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,202 contributions
Nov. 2021
Highly recommended day trip from Cairo or Giza. The pyramids of Dahshur or some of the oldest pyramids, even older than the ones at Giza. You can visit the inside of the bent pyramid and the red pyramid, which are close to each other.
Written 7 January 2022
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Ron S
New York City, NY4,977 contributions
Oct. 2021
Driving to Dahshur is an experience. Both the Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid are open. A friendly attendant accompanied me on the tour of the Bent Pyramid and he was the most instrumental because without him I wouldn't have gotten to both chambers, simply missing the second one. The Black Pyramid is off limits to tourists but you can see it from the Bent Pyramid's entry platform.
Written 8 November 2021
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Fred S
Rowley227 contributions
Oct. 2021
No crowds
Had the area to ourselves
Can climb to the entrance
Great area for a photo opp as the sun angle was perfect
Written 10 October 2021
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Phil R
Kansas City, MO528 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Solo
Wow! The pyramids exceed their hype. A true bucket list trip. You have to spend some time there and just take in the history. I spent several hours here and could spend more.
Written 21 September 2021
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Carlos A
9 contributions
May 2021
I went there and I didn’t know what it was exactly it was based on my tourist guide recommended but I surprised how amazing it was and I had a lot of fun. Highly recommend to everyone will visit Egypt
Written 15 June 2021
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GMichelin3
Paris, France18 contributions
May 2021
Smaller than the great pyramids of Gizeh but no tourists here & possibility to enter the pyramid for 1/10 of the price of Gizeh, strongly recommend !
Written 25 May 2021
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AZwanderers
Arizona69 contributions
May 2021
A great day 2 in Cairo when combined with Saqqara and Memphis. Read up about them first. Wear good shoes!
Written 17 May 2021
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