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Meidum Pyramid

Meidum Area, North East of Medinat al-Fayoum, Giza, Egypt
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Two sites out this way, Meidum and Hawarra.

This was the first pyramid I entered after a visit 43 years ago into the Great Pyramid. LONG walk... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
ForestGrove
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Forest Grove, Or
Rare Pyramid built prior to Giza Pyramids

For Pyramid lovers, this is a must. Difficult to get to. Would not try to visit this one without a... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
johnbarbaram2016
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Meidum Area, North East of Medinat al-Fayoum, Giza, Egypt
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This was the first pyramid I entered after a visit 43 years ago into the Great Pyramid. LONG walk? down then a chamber, squat through a passage and up a ladder to the burial chamber BE SURE to look at the original Lebanese cyprus used...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

For Pyramid lovers, this is a must. Difficult to get to. Would not try to visit this one without a knowledgeable guide. Another of those early failed pyramids that architecturally was not sound and was subsequently abandoned. There is a great unused burial chamber. The...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This pyramid was on the outskirts of Cairo and was truly incredible! It was an unusal setting compared to the Great Pyramids of Giza and we got to experience more in depth og the makings of the pyramids. This complex also had many underground tunnels...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fascinating site for those of you who love the real Egypt. It's great going down the grave robbers passage to the mastabas 17. I was completely exhausted by the crawling in and out, and then to go down the Pyramid as well....More

Thank Jeremy P
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Our guide Mahmoud Masafa was very knowledgeable in regards to the Ancient Egyptian History, and the building of the Pyramids. A must see

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

First, the sight of this pyramid is very unique and it have a great value and history as the first trial of building a smooth sided pyramid ever. It is said that this was belong to king Huni and it was built first as a...More

Thank Ibrahim E
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Our visit was arranged by Egypt Best Day Tours. Meidum is about 120km south of Cairo. The pyramid of Meidum is a prototype. Unlike other pyramids a smooth outer layer was added to each level. The entrance on the north face is 15 meters above...More

Thank Mayur S
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely tomb to go into but difficult and not for folks who dislike small spaces. Guard expect a small tip. Well worth the drive.

Thank Sandi0615
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

The first prototype of the true pyramid, it is worth the long drive to see one of the smallest pyramid temples and interiors. Go into the Mastaba 17 robbers' tunnel. A mallet from the grave robbing is still in place holding up the sarcaphagus lid.

Thank paneb
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Most people visit the pyramid fields around Cairo, and forget this one. its about 45 mins drive east of the Fayoum There are two spots of interest here, the pyramid, and the adjacent Mastaba of the Nobles. climb down a steep ramp to a chamber...More

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