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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend being with a guide if you do not know anything about this ancient civilization. So much to see and learn.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christy M
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This intriguing pyramid is located at Dahshur not far from Saqqara. It’s a b it out of the way so not many tourists visit this pyramid complex. This pyramid rises at an angle of 54 degrees then levels out to 43 degrees. Why the change...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank adriano769
Reviewed March 31, 2018

This Pyramid made of limestone blocks and covered with a layer of fine Tura limestone was said to be the second Pyramid built by Sneferu, the Pharaoh of the Old Kingdom in 2600 BC.Located at Dahshur which is around 40 kms from Cairo, this like...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank raghu67
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We did not spend much time at the bent pyramid in Dahshur, having determined to preserve our time and energy for the climb up and down the adjacent Red Pyramid. Both the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid were built by the Pharoah Sneferu around...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ayub Q
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We took a private tour for the stepped pyramid,the bent pyramid and the red pyramid . For us this was very interesting- we could climb into them- and see 20 huge sarcophagi still in their original place ( 2 rows all of them weighing MANY...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Worth a visit for its distinctive shape and the smooth finish which is clearly visible. My wife and I were the only people there with our guide and availed the opportunity to explore it very closely. The temperature is quite high during the day in...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Conrad P
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the earlier Pyramid and pre-dates the Great Pyramid. Due to cracks in bottom blocks, the angle was changed halfway through construction, thus giving it, it's bent shape. For those with an interest in the evolution of the Pyramids, this one and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 54GaryC
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We took a day trip with a guide from Cairo to go to Saqqara, the Bent pyramid and the Red Pyramid which is really close to this one. It was massive, beautiful with quite a bit of limestone facing remaining. We only took a few...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Melodi F
Reviewed March 27, 2017

This is a pyramid to beat all pyramids! I was floored by its appearance. Located in Dahshur, about 40 kms south of Cairo, raises as may questions as it answers. In a rather remote location--I was the only one there! It appears that the builders...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank James A
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

This is the birth place for the smooth sided pyramids were the successful results took place, it is dated to king sneferu from the 4th dynasty old kingdom of Egypt 2600 BC, it started with the bent pyramid which starts at inclination of 54 degree...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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