Miedum, Dahshur & Sakkara Pyramids Day Tour

This unusual tour to explore a collection of different types of the pyramids specialy Miedum pyramids which visited by a few tourists older than Giza Pyramids (third dinasty) distance 95 km south west Cairo, the sconde visited site is Dahshur pyramids of king Senefru built in 2600 Bc, fourth dinasty in Dahshur you will three pyramids(Red, Bent & Black pyramids), third site is Sakkara where is the step pyramid first one built in Egypt in 2700 BC 3rd dinasty of king Zoser also you see the first Tombs design in before designing the pyramids is (Mastabes).

per adult from

$144

NZD

Duration

8 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • The Tour pickup & Drop-off in Cairo & Giza
    • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water - (one bottle per person during the tour)
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a private tour, during it you will see the most important important pyramids in Egypt after Giza Pyramids, you will enjoy your day tour with our professional crew (qualified tour guide & Driver) pick you up to start your tour to the first point;
    Meidum Pyramid
    At Meidum, 30 miles south of Memphis, King Snefru (the first king of the 4th Dynasty, who came to the throne around 2613 BC) built Egypt's first true, or straight-sided, pyramid. This started as a stepped pyramid, but as it neared completion the steps were packed with stone and the whole structure was cased in finest limestone. In its final form the pyramid stood approximately 311ft (95m) high.
    Unfortunately the pyramid was unsound. Its heavy outer layers eventually slid downwards, leaving a square, three-stepped core standing in a mountain of sand and rubble and the ruins of the pyramid complex. We do not know when this disaster occurred, although as there are New Kingdom tombs incorporated in the rubble we know that the pyramid had at least partially collapsed by the time of the New Kingdom (which started around 1550 BC)u up guiding you to explore three important sites (pyramids) in Egypt Dahshur is an ancient royal necropolis located roughly 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Cairo on the west bank of the Nile River. For whatever reason, in the 15th year of his reign, King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC) abandoned Meidum and moved northwards to Dahshur. located roughly 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Cairo on the west bank of the Nile River. For whatever reason, in the 15th year of his reign, King Sneferu (2613-2589 BC) abandoned Meidum and moved northwards to Dahshur.
    Dashur Pyramids:
    The king built two large pyramids (Red &Bent) : A long causeway from the Bent Pyramid runs to what is assumed to be the first Valley Temple. The nobles and court officials of Snefru were buried in tombs to the northeast of the Bent Pyramid.
    In 1986, the Lepsuis Pyramid (Pyramid number 50 L) was discovered. It lies to the east of the Red Pyramid, and consist of the base of a pyramid that was barely begun. The pottery discovered in the surrounding area dates to the 4th Dynasty.
    The Bent Pyramid :
    during the construction of this pyramid a series of difficulties resulted in the so-called Bent Pyramid. Its lower-section slope is steeper than its upper-section slope, and hence the pyramid assumed its characteristic naming. The foundation on which the pyramid was built consisted not of rock but rather of a relatively soft layer of clay, and this seriously compromised the stability of the whole structure.
    According to the original plan, the walls were to have a relatively steep angle of sixty degrees. During construction, the angle was altered to fifty-five degrees, and this required the enlargement of the base. This change from the first to the second stage of construction can be seen in the ceiling and the side walls of the north corridor to the pyramid.
    When the structure was about forty-five meters high, the angle of inclination was further reduced to only forty-five degrees. This modification, which had the effect of reducing the volume of the upper half of the pyramid, was probably made because of the danger that the internal chambers would be damaged.
    This pyramid is unique in having two internal structures, with entrances on the north and west sides. From the north side, a sloping passage leads to a corbelled (a ceiling that resembles inverted staircases, which meet at a peak and create a structure strong enough to support weight from above) antechamber and a corbelled burial chamber. While the second passage runs from the west side through portcullis blocking systems to another corbelled burial chamber. And later a passage connected both burial chambers.
    A small chapel was constructed in front of the eastern side of the pyramid, from which a causeway extends to what is often called the first valley temple. It was a small beautiful rectangular structure, that combined both mortuary and valley temple features. The decorated blocks from the temple will be displayed at the Grand Egyptian Museum.
    A small satellite pyramid was erected in front of the southern edge of the pyramid. The internal structure is in some ways an abbreviated version of the later Great Pyramid at Giza, with a descending and ascending passage.
    The Red (North) Pyramid :
    During the 30th year of his reign, King Snefru abandoned the Bent Pyramid and ordered the construction of the Red Pyramid, to serve as his burial place. The pyramid was built on a gentler slope of forty-three degrees. It is a neatly planned and executed construction, built with an efficient use of materials.
    The pyramid’s substructure showed the same development phases as the Bent Pyramid. A corridor from high up the pyramid descends leading to two identical corbelled antechambers. Another passage from the second antechamber leads to the main burial chamber.
    Traces of the pyramid complex including a mudbrick mortuary temple and causeway were discovered, and reconstructed by archaeologists.
    The Step pyramid (Sakkara)
    Djoser’s Step Pyramid in Saqqara is one of Egypt’s most iconic monuments—and rightfully so. It constitutes a significant historical turning point in ancient Egyptian funerary monuments, revolutionizing stone architecture and royal burials. In addition to its beauty and monumental scale, it is not only the very first pyramid that the ancient Egyptians ever built, but also the oldest known ancient Egyptian stone structure.
    The sheer age of the Step Pyramid is astounding. It was built in the early Third Dynasty, during the reign of King Netjerykhet (c.2667–2648 BC), who is now more well-known as Djoser.
    Before his reign, royal and elite Egyptians were buried in mastabas. This word, meaning “bench” in Arabic, refers to a type of funerary structure that was generally rectangular in shape and built over the tomb proper, which was underground. The Step Pyramid is composed of six stacked mastabas, thus creating the stepped effect. Imhotep, its architect, may very well have been responsible for this major innovation.
    At one end of the pyramid complex, a structure known as the South Tomb is believed to have acted as an additional, symbolic, tomb for Djoser, perhaps reflecting his role as the dual king of both Upper and Lower Egypt. Djoser’s pyramid complex also has some unique features. The two courts in front of the pyramid recreate the setting of the Sed Festival, a royal ceremony aimed at rejuvenating the king and regenerating his power. The structures on the side of the eastern court emulate in stone the ephemeral shrines that were used in this festival, thus ensuring that the king could continue being rejuvenated forever.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick up and drop off from outside Cairo and Giza with Extra charge.
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Pretty Egypt Tours

Activity ID: V-113058P23

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