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Red Pyramid Dahshur: facts, history, description, photo
Dahshur Pyramids

Ticket Price: 60 including entrance to the site EGP
Location: 10 km south of Saqqara, Dahshur plateau
Open: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM daily
Accessibility: not wheelchair accessible
Guide: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese
Tour Type: Pyramids tour
Photography: Not allowed inside the pyramid

Dahshur area is famous for its pyramids, one of them is the Red Pyramid, it is fully accessible so you can easily get inside it and discover its passages and causeways. But before going there let's get to know more facts about its history, ways of constructions, its name and interiors.

Several kilometeres to the north of the Bent Pyramid we find the last – and most successful – of the three pyramids constructed during the reign of Snofru - the Red Pyramid. It is the world's first successfully completed smooth-sided pyramid. The structure is also the third largest pyramid in Egypt – after the pyramids of Khufu and Khafre at Giza. The Red Pyramid is the first “true” pyramid and it has the second largest base of all Egyptian pyramids. What makes it yet more interesting is that it can be fully accessed, including the chance to see the burial chamber.


Published: 2018-12-14
Last update: 2019-01-04