top 5 plus belles pyramides en Egypte

On Egyptian territory there are several pyramids and not all of them are royal tombs. There are those which have a cult role and those which are only satellites of a main pyramid. If you are planning to fly to the Land of the Pharaohs for your next vacation, don't miss those that are categorized as the most beautiful.

Discover the pyramids of Egypt

The list of pyramids in Egypt is very long and it is not always easy to decide which ones to visit. When making your choice, you must take into account the length of your stay. Most globetrotters pass through Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur. From a tourist point of view, these sites are almost similar, because we always have the same type of service, but it is the journey that differentiates them.

If you have left your suitcases in Cairo for this vacation in Egypt, it will not be complicated to go to Giza, Saqqara or Dahshur . For those who don't have a lot of time for this trip, but it is entirely possible to integrate these three sites into a day's schedule. It will be a bit fast-paced and you won't have much time to appreciate each pyramid. The visit will be limited to a short tour outside and possibly a brief itinerary inside.

top 5 of the most beautiful pyramids in Egypt

For those who have several days for this vacation in Egypt, it would be better to take time to discover the pyramids. Take full advantage of these majestic monuments in a more leisurely way. You will be able to see with your own eyes what is said in books, documentaries and on the internet.

To visit these pyramids of Egypt, we advise you to start with the necropolis of Dahshur. Continue with that of Saqqara and Memphis before ending with that of Giza. We tend to start with the pyramids of Giza, because they are the best known. Note, however, that if you go there in the morning, you will avoid the crowds. Also know that it is in this order that the Egyptians built these necropolises. You will then go from the oldest to the most recent and you will be able to see for yourself the architectural evolution of these monuments.

The most beautiful pyramids in Egypt

When we talk about the three pyramids of Egypt, we are referring to those located on the Giza plateau including the pyramid of Khufu, the pyramid of Khafre and the pyramid of Mykerinos. It's obvious: they are at the top of the ranking, if we refer to their beauty.

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The Pyramid of Cheops is in the ancient list of the seven wonders of the world and one that still stands. It is the tallest and most voluminous of all the pyramids in Egypt. Around the pyramid which acts as the center, we have the upper temple, the lower temple, the causeway, the annexed pyramids, the East or West cemeteries as well as the solar boat. What gives the Pyramid of Khufu its place in this list of the most beautiful pyramids is its characteristics. Unlike other pyramids, its three burial chambers are not aligned and the main chamber is inside.

If we are from a distance, we can believe that the pyramid of Khafre dominates the Giza plateau. Once there, we realize that it is smaller than the pyramid of Cheops. This impression is explained by the fact that it is built on a rocky hillock. The ground for its construction was not flat and under the massif, there is a small buried hill. The exterior cladding of this building is made of granite and limestone is found from a certain height. It is said that this pyramid would have lent the features of the Sphinx, which is a separate monument 450 meters southeast of the complex.

On the Giza plateau, the third pyramid is that of Mykerinos. Compared to its predecessors, it is smaller, but in terms of the basic construction, there is no big difference. However, it has some specific features including the numerous decorations on the palace facade. These are rectangular ornaments drawing false doors nested one inside the other.

The most beautiful pyramids in Egypt

The pyramid of Djoser also finds its place in this list of the most beautiful pyramids of Egypt. Its beauty is explained by the fact that it shares some features with the Taj Mahal, including the white marble, yet it is indeed a funerary complex. It should also be noted that the Pyramid of Djoser is the very first of the series in the history of Egyptian civilization and also one of the step pyramids that is still standing today. p>

It is at the necropolis of Dahshur that we have our last beautiful pyramid: the red pyramid. Its name may already intrigue you. Indeed, “red” is indeed the color of its current facing, which makes it beautiful. This pyramid is attributed to the pharaoh Snefrou of the 4th dynasty. It is the first building with smooth faces that the Egyptians managed to build. If we refer to its architecture, we can say that it is a simplistic pyramid.

The construction of the pyramids in Egypt

Note that pyramids do not only exist in Egypt. However, those found there are among the oldest. We can therefore ask ourselves questions about the construction pyramid, given that at the time we did not yet have the machines and the right techniques. However, the Egyptians succeeded in setting up large pyramids like that of Khufu.

The construction of the pyramids in Egypt

The construction of these buildings still remains unclear, because we have several theories. The one which is the most plausible and the most repeated is that of the ramp system made of raw bricks and wood. There is at least one ramp on a pyramid and the latter can take different shapes. For most cases, there are three ramps which are located on each face of the pyramid. This system still presents some constraints, particularly on giant pyramids.

Studies are still underway to confirm how these pyramids were built. Recently, we heard about the pyramid of Khafre that a few meters from the exterior faces, an internal gallery was deliberately left winding inside the limestone massif. It would subsequently have been blocked by blocks, particularly at the end of the work.

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