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The most famous pyramids are the Egyptian pyramids, huge structures built of brick or stone, some of which are among the largest constructions. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the only one of the seven to survive into modern times.
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Abu Sir Pyramids
Abu Sir has been called the site of the forgotten kings of the 5th Dynasty. Despite the size of their monuments, these kings do not have the fame of their predecessors from the 4th Dynasty. The site was closed for many years to visitors, but is now open to the public. more
Abu Rawash Pyramids
Abu Rawash is only a few kilometers north of Giza, one of ancient Egypt's most well known archaeology sites, but it is rarely visited because there is really very little to see. Most of the monuments built there are in complete ruin. The best known of these is a pyramid built by the 4th Dynasty king. more
Dahshur Pyramids
Dahshur forms the southernmost area of the Memphis Necropolis and contains a number of pyramid complexes and monuments. The major monuments at Dahshur date to the 12th and 13th Dynasties, but do not compare with the sheer scale of the works of Huni and Snofru. more
Giza Great Pyramids & Sphinx
Giza is the location of the Pyramid of Khufu (also known as the "Great Pyramid" and the "Pyramid of Cheops"); the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Kephren); the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus), along with a number of smaller satellite edifices known as "Queen's pyramids"; and the Great Sphinx. more
Zawyet el-Aryan Pyramids
Zawyet el-Aryan is located to the South of Giza and North of Abusir and Abu Gorab. There are two unfinished pyramids at Zawyet el-Aryan. The oldest one is dated to the 3rd Dynasty and would have been a Step Pyramid had it been completed. The other pyramid was built somewhere during the 4th Dynasty. more
Saqqara / Sakkara Pyramids
Saqqara or Sakkara, Saqqarah is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world's oldest standing step pyramid, as well as a number of mastabas. more
South Saqqara / Sakkara Pyramids
South of the main pyramid field at Saqqara is a second collection of later, smaller pyramids, including those of Pepi I, Isesi, Merenre, Ibi and Pepi II. Most of these are in a poor state of preservation. more
Mazghuna Pyramids
Located to the south of Dahshur, this area was used in the First Intermediate Period by several kings who constructed their pyramids out of mudbrick. The pyramids at Mazghuna known as the Northern and Southern Mazghuna Pyramids, may belong to Sobeknefru (Queen Nefrusebek). more
Lisht Pyramids
The pyramid of Amenemhet I at Lisht.Two major pyramids are known to have been built at Lisht those of Amenemhat I and his son, Senusret I. The latter is surrounded by the ruins of ten smaller subsidiary pyramids. One of these subsidiary pyramids is known to be that of Amenemhat's cousin, Khaba II. more
Meidum Pyramid
Meidum or Maidum Pyramid located about 100km south of modern Cairo, it is the location of a large pyramid, and several large mud-brick mastabas. Across from the Fayoum in the Nile Valley, south of Cairo, situated alone on the edge of the Western Desert above the lush green fields at Meidum is a tower shaped structure some sixty-five meters high. more
Hawara Pyramid
The Pyramid of Amenemhet III at Hawarra Amenemhet III was the last powerful ruler of the 12th Dynasty, and the pyramid he built at Hawarra, near Faiyum, is believed to post-date the so-called "Black Pyramid" built by the same ruler at Dahshur. It is the Hawarra pyramid. more
Lahun Pyramid
The pyramid is almost on the halfway between Bani Suef and the Fayoum.This one is part of a funerary complex built by Senwosret II in the Middle Kingdom.The Pyramid of Senusret II. The pyramid's natural limestone core is clearly visible as the yellow stratum at its base. more