Great Pyramids of Egypt

The Great pyramids of Egypt were built over 4000 years ago, a time when the Egyptian civilization was among the richest and post powerful in the world. They were built as tombs for the Pharaohs (kings) and their wives. Top 5 are: Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx,  Saqqara (step pyramid),  Djedefre Pyramid and Dahshur Pyramids. In total today there are 138 pyramids scattered around Egypt. Below is a snapshot of the great pyramids of Egypt.

Pyramid of Giza (Khufu Pyramid) (#1)

Pyramid of Khufu is the largest of the “3 Great Pyramids of Egypt” located in Giza and together with the Sphinx is referred to as Pyramids of Giza. The interior of Khufu has two chambers – The Queens and Kings chamber. It is also the oldest wonder of the world.

Great Pyramids of Egypt

Great Pyramids of Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza (#2)

Though not a pyramid, we included it in this list since its part of the Giza Pyramid complex. The Sphinx has the face of a woman and body of a lion. There are many interpretations for the Sphinx. Explore Great Sphinx of Giza.

Sphinx of Giza

Sphinx of Giza

 Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara (#3)

Saqqara is a land of ancient burial grounds and the largest archaeological site in Egypt. Most famous among the pyramids here is Pyramid of Djoser a Step Pyramid that was buried in sand until discovered in the 19th century.

Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara

Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara

Pyramids of Djedefre (#4)

Djedefre is one of the first great pyramids in Abu Sir and also one of the most robbed. As a result a significant portion of the pyramid has been destroyed. In the pyramid complex you will see isolated pillars and ruins of structures that once main a grand complex.

Pyramids of Djedefre

Pyramids of Djedefre

 Pyramids of Dahshur (#5)

Of the many pyramids of Dahshur, two of the largest are – “The Bent Pyramid” (the result of a structural flaw in the base of the pyramid) and “The Red Pyramid” (the result of red rubble that was used on the surface). These are located about 40 kms from Cairo.

Bent Pyramid, Dahshur

Bent Pyramid, Dahshur

Red Pyramid Dahshur

Red Pyramid Dahshur

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