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Mikerinos Pyramid

Gizeh, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #31 of 156 Attractions in Cairo
Type: Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: The Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus in Greek) is the last great pyramid to built on the Giza Plateau. Smaller than the other two, a 12th century Cairo... more »
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Had an amazing time visiting the pyramids- on the day we visited I was the only tourist which was slightly daunting as everyone was hissing, asking for photos and following me. Luckily my boyfriend is Egyptian and could handle the situation BUT I would not advice females to visit on their own or without a tour guild. It was very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not as big as the other two, you could miss this one if you don't have enough time, but if you do just take a quick walk around, as the craftsmanship is still truly breathtaking.

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Valencia, Spain
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As the smallest of the three pyramids, I could have said "Last" but not least, but almost two centuries ago, a ship destined for England, that was carrying what was the most beautiful of the three sarcophagi, decorated with a motif of a palace façade, sank to the bottom of the sea off the coast of Spain, forever "lost".

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The third and smallest of the Pyramids of Giza in the vast esplanade area. Like exactly the other two it is possible to visit the inside, the only drawback is each of these has an additional cost and in this case the Mikerinos pyramid is about 40 Egyptian pounds I think more or less € 5. Unfortunately I could not... More

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Arlington, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Do no go and waste your money, the worst people in Egypt , they love to lie , steal from any body, charge you more because you do not speak the language, it is fealty, expensive , crowded, and not safe.

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Perth, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Kind of interesting...Not a lot to see but as with the others it always amazes me how they built these things. You can go inside and as always if you enjoying snooping around in dark awesome ancient places - its worth it. I love doing stuff like that myself :)

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Galati, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

I liked it alot thought it would had been better if they woud have left the tombs ... Anyway ... nice experience :)

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Norddeutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Most likely you will see the big pyramid first and the smallest one last. It looks deceptively small but always have in mind the neighbourhood. In fact it is another very ancient and very tall building just build to so that one very powerful man will have a safe journey into eternity. You can enter and I would rather enter... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

It is not possible that those ancient Egyptians built those great monuments as only tombs !! ... what else could they have served?

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Aswan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

the smallest pyramid in Giza , built by king Mikerinos or " Min-kaw-Ra " is one of the most famous buildings in the world. the pyramid built by the grand son of king Cheops and the son of king Chephren.

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