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Address: Cairo, Egypt

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Great Examples of Some of the Earliest Existing Pyramids

It was interesting to see one of the oldest standing pyramids constructed with smooth sides. The Bent Pyramid was the first attempt by Pharaoh Sneferu constructed at an angle so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was interesting to see one of the oldest standing pyramids constructed with smooth sides. The Bent Pyramid was the first attempt by Pharaoh Sneferu constructed at an angle so steep, it wouldn't be able to support the weight of the completed structure. The engineers made a correction on the angle resulting in the bent sides. The Red Pyramid is... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very quite and amazing place. You can go inside the Red pyramid, it will really astonish you. The most important is that, no one will come and offer you to ride a camel, or to buy something. Must visit destination.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were lucky enough to enjoy Dashur to ourselves. No other tourists around. We climbed inside the Red Pyramid, and were just amazed. Take time to venture to this site.

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dashur is a much cheaper way to see inside a real pyramid. It's so well preserved and probably the quietest place in all of Egypt! Go as part of a tour of Saqqara, Dashur and Giza, and see the evolution of the pyramid.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The trip to Dahshur was a pleasant drive through the green river valley then suddenly, open barren desert and Dahshur. Again, we were almost the only tourists, great for photos. Our stop along the way to visit with local farmers was great. Samir is a wonderful guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The shape of this pyramid shows the Egyptians did trial options - we always thought they started with the more famous and perfectly aligned pyramids. We did not go in but did find it worthwhile

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Both pyramids (Red and Bent) were very interesting. The climb down into the tomb sea in the Bent pyramid is hard on your legs so be prepared.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If in Cairo, you have to get to the necropolis's of Saqqara and Dahshur. Dahshur was unbelievable!!! There was NO ONE there when I got there at 8:00 in the morning. It is off the beaten tourist path. I gone to the Giza necropolis several times and each time I see more but it's so crowded and so many people... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was one and only chance to actually go inside a pyramid. It was a really neat experience but not for someone who is claustrophobic. If you are, skip this part. It is a long long decent backward down a steep ramp to reach the rooms that the ancient Egyptians built thousands of years ago. I am really glad that... More 

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Don't miss the opportunity to see the inside of a pyramid! You can climb up a huge set of stairs, then descend a super narrow passageway down down down to 30 meters below the capstone of the Red Pyramid... It's intimidating and challenging to anyone with a slight case of claustrophobia, but well worth it. How else are you going... More 

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