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Bent Pyramid, Cairo

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One of the most significant of Egypt's ancient necropolises, Bent Pyramid is located just 40 km (25 mi) south of Cairo--it's also part of the Memphis World Heritage Site. The two main pyramids here represent two of the oldest and most complete in the country, constructed between 2613 and 2589 BCE and commissioned by Pharaoh Sneferu. The first, the so-called Bent Pyramid, was rejected after an attempt to make it smooth-sided caused the unstable base to subside. The second, known as the Red Pyramid, shows a marked evolution in design and is believed to have been accepted by the pharaoh, who intended it as his funerary site. Make Bent Pyramid a part of your Cairo vacation plans using our Cairo travel planner.
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  • Ficam bastante afastadas do Cairo, é preciso ir de transporte particular (por agência ou motorista contratado). Tem algumas pirâmides, a mais famosa é a Pirâmide Curvada, que foi construída assim...  more »
  • To go into the white pyramid you must be of certian physical fitness as the decend at the the entrance is a good 100meter+ of duck walk...going down hill, but it is also the way up when you exit. Go....  more »

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