Giza Pyramids are not the oldest: The Step Pyramid of Saqqara and Dahshur Pyramids are the oldest.


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There are many pyramids in Egypt. Although the most famous pyramids of Egypt are the three pyramids of Giza. But the oldest pyramids are the pyramids of Saqqara and Dahshur. It is located south of Giza within the tombs of the ancient city of Memphis.

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara

Saqqara Pyramid, famous for the Pyramid of Djoser or the Pyramid included in Saqqara, 30 km south of Cairo, as the Pyramid of Djoser appears from the outside in the form of large stepped layers at the base that decrease as it rises to the top. Which dates back to the era of the ancient Pharaonic state. The region also includes a group of temples and monuments, in addition to 16 other pyramids, of which only a few remain.

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara

Dahshur Pyramids

  • Egyptian Pyramids: Oblique pyramid or curved pyramid:

Dahshur Pyramids

It is King Snefru's first attempt to build a complete pyramid, but after he arrived at the middle of the pyramid he discovered that the building angle must be changed to complete the pyramid, so this pyramid is called the "oblique pyramid", it took about 14 years to build it. Snefru engineers learned how to build the pyramid, then after That is why they built the "Red Pyramid" pyramid.

Dahshur Pyramids

  • The Red Pyramid:

It is classified as the first successful attempt to build Egyptian pyramids by King Senefru and the third largest pyramid of Giza after Khufu and Khafra.

The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid, which is located in the Dahshur region, 40 km south of Cairo, appears as a flat, flat structure of red limestone, which was the reason for its famous name.
The Dahshur pyramid is surrounded by a group of Pharaonic royal tombs belonging to the era of the ancient and middle states.

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