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Dahshur Destination Guide

Delve into Dahshur in Egypt

Dahshur in the region of Al Jīzah is located in Egypt - some 22 mi or ( 35 km ) South of Cairo , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Dahshur

Local time in Dahshur is now 06:40 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Cairo " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tyre, Gaza, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Tanta. While being here, you might want to check out Tyre . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Dahshur ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Climbing Out the Red Pyramid in Egypt

1:34 min by StoneCircleVideo
Views: 2445 Rating: 5.00

Welcome to a date in Egypt at the Red Pyramid at Dahshur. This was a 200 ft incline to get out of the Red pyramid.Follow the Light.,Subscribe if your interested. Check out my rare video store on youtu ..

INSIDE A PYRAMID, EGYPT

2:34 min by StoneCircleVideo
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WELCOME TO STONE CIRCLE VIDEO, CLIMBING OUT OF THE RED PYRAMID IN DAHSHUR EGYPT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT 200 FT CLIMB. I WAS IN GOOD SHAPE AT THE TIME AND I WAS WINDED. THE SMELL WAS ALSO OVERWHELMING.IT ..


Red and Bent Pyramids at Dahshur Egypt

1:05 min by timc101
Views: 1923 Rating: 4.00

The Red (North) Pyramid and Bent Pyramid at Dahshur Egypt. You may get the feeling of being on the Sahara Desert. The building I called the temple is probably the Black Pyramid. This area is 10 km sou ..

7akawy El Fishawy

3:46 min by 900060162
Views: 230 Rating: 0.00

this is a video production project about the Egyptian's most well known oriental cafe (2ahwa) in Egypt. the video shows the human's interaction in the 2ahwa. ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Mazghuna

Mazghuna (also known as Al Mazghunah or Al-Muzghumah), 5 km to the south of Dahshur, is the site of several mudbrick pyramids dating from the 12th Dynasty. The area was explored by Ernest Mackay in 1910, and was excavated by Flinders Petrie in 1911. Amenemhet IV and Sobekneferu have been suggested as the owners of 2 unfinished pyramids at Mazghuna but there is no conclusive evidence of this. The southern pyramid is about 3 miles from Sneferu's bent pyramid.

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Located at 29.75 31.23 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Ancient Egyptian pyramids, Memphis, Egypt

Pyramid of Ameny Qemau

The Pyramid of Ameny Qemau is located in southern Dahshur. It was constructed in the 13th Dynasty by Ameny Qemau. Its upper structure has been completely robbed away but the substructure remains. It was discovered by Charles Arthur Musès in 1957. His pyramid was originally about 50 metres square. The burial chamber was shaped from a single block like Amenhemhet III's with receptacles for the sarcophagus and the canopic chest formed in the interior.

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Located at 29.78 31.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Ancient Egyptian pyramids, Memphis, Egypt

Pyramid of Amenemhat III (Dahshur)

The Black Pyramid was built by King Amenemhat III during the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2055-1650 BC). It is one of the five remaining pyramids of the original eleven pyramids at Dahshur in Egypt. Originally named Amenemhet is Mighty, the pyramid earned the name "Black Pyramid" for its dark, decaying appearance as a rubble mound. The Black pyramid was the first to house both the deceased pharaoh and his queens.

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Located at 29.79 31.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Ancient Egyptian pyramids, Memphis, Egypt

Bent Pyramid

The Bent Pyramid is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located at the royal necropolis of Dahshur, approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo, built under the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu (c. 2600 BC). A unique example of early pyramid development in Egypt, this was the second pyramid built by Sneferu. The lower part of the pyramid rises from the desert at a 54-degree inclination, but the top section is built at the shallower angle of 43 degrees, lending the pyramid its very obvious "bent" appearance.

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Located at 29.79 31.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: 27th-century BC architecture, Ancient Egyptian pyramids, Former world's tallest buildings, Memphis, Egypt

Acanthus (Egypt)

Acanthus was an ancient city of Egypt, on the western bank of the Nile, 120 stadia south of Memphis. Its site is located at the modern village of Dashour. The town was in the Memphite Nome, and, therefore, in the Heptanomis. It was celebrated for a temple of Osiris, and received its name from a sacred enclosure composed of the acanthus plants. (Strabo p. 809; Diod. i. 97; Steph. B. s. v. ; Ptol. iv. 5. § 55.)

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Located at 29.80 31.24 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Ancient Greek sites in Egypt, Cities in Ancient Egypt, Former populated places in Egypt