Egypt: Saqqara & Dahshur

Wed 29, April 2009 5:07 pm Extremely Cool , , , , , , ,

After a sluggish walk through what Anobel & I were pretty sure was the ‘coptic christian’ area, we flagged down a taxi and headed south of Cairo to Saqqara – home to the “Stepped Pyramid”.

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It was pretty interesting to eventually hit the city limits and pass from grey broken half-built apartment buildings to Palm trees and a more farming feel, and then to desert.

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Next we went further south to Dahshur to check out the Red Pyramid. Not so many tourists, no admission fee, and permission to photograph inside the pyramid make this a really great place to check out. And there aren’t any folks trying to get you on their camels!

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We didn’t manage to check out the Bent Pyramid of Snefru, but it did look mega from a distance!

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