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The red Pyramid of Dahshur, the first perfect model of a pyramid in Egypt

The red Pyramid of Dahshur, the first perfect model of a pyramid in Egypt

The pyramidal necropolis of Dahshur belongs to the funerary complex of the ancient capital of the of Memphis.

Dahshur was a royal necropolis of the Old Empire, the Middle Empire of noble and high officials whose main attractions are: The Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid of King Seneferu, father of Cheops, pharaoh of The Great Pyramid of Giza.

King Seneferu was the first pharaoh to choose to build his pyramid-shaped royal tomb for his journey to eternity.

The royal cemetery of Dahshur was declared a World Heritage Site in 1979 as part of the whole of Memphis capital.


Most important monuments of Dahshur


Red Pyramid of Dahshur

It is one of the best preserved pyramids and the first pyramid in its classical form in Egypt.

With a height of 105 m, Red Pyramid is the third largest pyramid and has access to the interior of the pyramid.

It was built by orders of King Seneferu and was named after the red limestone, the main material in the construction of his mortuary chamber.


The Bent Pyramid of Dahshur

The reason for its denomination is to have a curved shape due to a failed attempt by the architect to change the degree of its angle and cover it with limestone cover. One of the main characteristics of the pyramid of this pyramid is that the cedar beams that are in the coverage, is also considered the best preserved pyramid because it still maintains almost the entire limestone layer of coverage.


Curiosities

The Pyramids of Dahshur are not very popular for tourists despite the greatness they represent, so they are a great opportunity to visit them more calmly, you also have free access to their interior.


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