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The furthest of the Ancient Egyptian sites visited from Cairo, Dahshur is an impressive pyramid field with two particularly notable examples, both the work of one pharaoh, Snofru.

The Red Pyramid, DahshurThe Red Pyramid, so called after the red limestone used in its construction, is the second largest in Egypt, only exceeded in size by the Great Pyramid at Giza.

The Bent Pyramid is remarkable in two ways. Firstly the angle of the slope changes abruptly halfway up the face of the pyramid and secondly its limestone cladding is, uniquely among pyramids, almost intact. This gives a very rare insight into how all pyramids must have looked when first built.

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