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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Guaranteed if you go here, you will be the only tourists. The pyramid itself is quite interesting, how it collapsed sometime in antiquity. Go inside, crawl down the long passage, and see the amazing corbeled ceiling. Even better, go to Tomb 17 and really crawl on your hands and knees to see the burial chamber there. A real Indiana Jones... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

This Piramid in really interesting. nobody visits it. Shows the gradual development of the Piramids. Go here and you are certainly into Egyptology.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

The Pyramids are amazing, it leaves you wondering even more than how they built them, to get a true experience you must go in one, they're quite steep in their entrances so you have to stoop low not good if you have a bad back or knees but really worth the effort

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Meidum pyramid is one of the upgrading designs until Ancient Egyptians reach the shape of true pyramid, it was built for king Huni the last king of the third dynasty, but later King Senefru completed it. King Senefru also built another 2 pyramids, called the bent pyramid and Red Pyramid at Dahshur, and that Red Pyramid one is considered to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

A truly wonderful place to visit a real must on anyone's bucket list. Just look out for the sellers trying to sell you cheep tat at expensive prices.

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