Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid, also called the North Pyramid, is the largest of the three major pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis. Named for the rusty reddish hue of its red limestone stones, it is also the third largest Egyptian pyramid, after those of Khufu and Khafra at Giza. It is also believed to be Egypt's first successful attempt at constructing a "true" smooth-sided pyramid. Local residents refer to the Red Pyramid as el-heram el-watwaat, meaning the Bat Pyramid.

The Red Pyramid was not always red. It used to be cased with white Tura limestone, but only a few of these stones now remain at the pyramid's base, at the corner. During the Middle Ages much of the white Tura limestone was taken for buildings in Cairo, revealing the red limestone beneath.

  • الهرم الأحمر / Dahshur, Snofru's Red Pyramid
  • Red Pyramid 紅色金字塔
  • Red Pyramid. Κόκκινη πυραμίδα
  • The Red Pyramid built by old kingdom pharaoh Sneferu at Dahshur.
  • From Red Pyromid
  • Inside Senefru pyramid: the main funeral room
  • Inside the Red Pyramid, Dahshur, (Egypte)
  • Inside the Red Pyramid, Dahshur, (Egypte)
  • Red Pyramid
  • The Red Pyramid, Saqqara

Country:
Egypt
Rating:
10
Latitude:
29,8085737
Longitude:
31,2062519
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