Giza Isn’t the Only Magical Pyramid That Egypt Has in Store

Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, Egypt
Bent Pyramid in Dahshur, Egypt. Photo by Dmitrii Zhodzishskii on Unsplash

A trip to Egypt is incomplete without a visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza, but this isn’t the only ancient pyramid that this country has in store. If you have enough time on your hands to explore Egypt beyond Giza, here are three magical pyramids that deserve a moment of your time.

Pyramid of Djoser

The Step Pyramid of Djoser is located on the ground of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis, and it opened its doors to visitors in 2020, after a 14-year restoration. It’s the world’s largest cut-stone construction and it’s believed it’s one of the oldest structures of this kind.

Red Pyramid

The Dahshur necropolis in Cairo is home to several show-stopping pyramids, including this red limestone structure. The Red Pyramid owes its name to its reddish hue, but it didn’t always look this way—it was layered with white Tura limestone, and the red limestone beneath was uncovered after Tura limestone was taken to Cairo during the Middle Ages.

Bent Pyramid

Another impressive pyramid located at the Dahshur necropolis, Bent Pyramid is truly unique thanks to its irregular shape. This pyramid owes its bent appearance to the top section, which was built at a shallower angle to avoid the structure’s collapse.