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Saqqara, also spelled Sakkara or Saccara in English, is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.

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BENT PYRAMID

The Bent Pyramid is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located in the royal necropolis of Dahshur, approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo. It was built under the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu.

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DJOSER PYRAMID AND FUNERARY COMPLEX

The Pyramid of Djoser, or step pyramid is an archeological remain in the Saqqara necropolis. It was built during the 27th century BC for the burial of the Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier, Imhotep. It is the central feature of a vast mortuary complex in an enormous courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and decoration.

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RED PYRAMID

The Red Pyramid, also called the North Pyramid, is the largest of the three major pyramids located in 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.

BENT PYRAMID

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The Bent Pyramid is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located in the royal necropolis of Dahshur, approximately 40 kilometres south of Cairo. It was built under the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu.

DJOSER PYRAMID AND FUNERARY COMPLEX

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The Pyramid of Djoser, or step pyramid is an archeological remain in the Saqqara necropolis. It was built during the 27th century BC for the burial of the Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier, Imhotep. It is the central feature of a vast mortuary complex in an enormous courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and decoration.

RED PYRAMID

Egypt-Saqqara-,-Abusir-and-Dahshur-(2007)-Red-Pyramid-20871 COVER

The Red Pyramid, also called the North Pyramid, is the largest of the three major pyramids located in 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.

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