Complete list of Egyptian pyramids, all pyramids of Egypt you can visit nowadays. History, description, facts and photos of the pyramids in Egypt: pyramid of Cheops, Step pyramid, Maydum and Dashur pyramids.
Where are the pyramids in Egypt you may like to know. They are located mainly in suburbs of modern Cairo city known as Giza, Saqqara, Abu Sir, Dahshur, Meidum and even oasis Fayoum. But how many pyramids are there in Egypt? Can you go inside the pyramids and what's inside the pyramids? These questions are frequently asked by people who are planning their holiday in Egypt.
The main Egyptian pyramids are located in Giza and known as Giza pyramid complex and pyramid of Khafre. While other interesting pyramids are found in Saqqara.
Saqqara is known for its 1st ever built pyramid in Egypt Step Pyramid of king Djoser. Unfortunately the pyramid is not accessible now due to its poor condition, but another 2 pyramids in the area are worth a look. One of them is pyramid of Teti and another one recently restored and reopened to public is Pyramid of Unas.
You can go inside almost all of the major pyramids in Egypt. The following pyramids are allowed to go inside:
Giza plateau: Pyramid of Cheops / Pyramid of Kefren / Pyramid of Menkaura – separated ticket must be purchased at the entrance.
Saqqara: Pyramid of Unas - separated ticket must be purchased at the entrance.
Pyramid of Teti – free entrance.
Dahshur: Red Pyramid, Bent Pyramid – fee is included in the entrance ticket.
Meidum pyramid - fee is included in the entrance ticket.
Fayoum: Lahun pyramid/ Hawara pyramid - fee is included in the entrance ticket.
What's inside the pyramids is an internal question for majority of people. Shall I go inside a pyramid and what I will see inside? Inside of the most pyramids that we can enter noways there is nothing but a sarcophagus, as a rule empty, it was discovered already empty. You will not see any inscriptions or reliefs on the walls of the most pyramids. But there are 2 pyramids, entering which you will be surprised to see its decorated walls and ceilings. These are the Pyramid of Teti and the pyramid of Unas in Saqqara. Inside the pyramid of Unas at the 1st time in the history was found so called “Pyramids Texts”. All walls of the pyramid are covered with these texts. More over inside the Step Pyramid of Saqqara a Blue Tiled room (now on display in the Imhotep museum in Saqqara) was found.
1. Most of the pyramids were built in Old Kingdom.
2. Until now more than 100 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt
3. All pyramids are situated on the West bank of the Nile between Giza and Fayoum.
4. The 1st true pyramid was built in Dahsur in the reign of Snofru, the Red Pyramid.
5. The 1st ever built pyramid in Egypt is considered to be the Step pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara.
6. No mummy has ever been found inside any of the pyramid.
7. Most of the pyramids are not decorated inside.