Exploring the pyramids near Cairo, Egypt (10/2018)

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza

In late October 2018, I travelled to Egypt together with a friend. In the following three weeks, we would discover the unbelievable sights along the Nile River and even go diving in the beautiful Red Sea. We entered the country in Cairo and started our tour with a visit to the ancient pyramids standing lonely in the desert just outside the megacity.

We reached the Giza pyramid complex in the early morning and walked among the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still largely intact. The huge pyramids of Giza were built more than 4500 years ago – a truly unbelievable feat of engineering! We also saw the beautifully preserved Solar Barge, which was buried near the Pyramid of Cheops, and the iconic Great Sphinx. In the evening, we went to the somewhat corny sound and light show. Some photos of the visit can be seen here:

In the afternoon of the same day, we explored some lesser visited pyramids a bit further south. We started at the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, which is the oldest of the large pyramids (~27th century BC). Afterwards, we visited the Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid (~26th century BC) at Dahshur, where we were almost the only tourists.

What a fantastic start to our journey through Egypt?! We were already blown away…

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