Dashur, Saqqara and Giza
The pyramids of Dashur
Our trip to the pyramids started early in the morning in Dashur, a lesser-visited site but known for its unique and historically significant pyramids. The Red Pyramid and the Bent Pyramid, both built by Pharaoh Sneferu, were a breathtaking sight and emphasised the engineering skill and vision of the ancient Egyptians. The tranquillity of Dashur, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, made me feel the grandeur and mystery of the ancient civilisation. Particularly impressive was the sight of the Red Pyramid, which is considered one of the oldest and best-preserved real pyramids. Climbing inside was an unforgettable experience that provided a rare insight into the ancient construction methods.
The exploration of Saqqara.
The next stop was at Saqqara, the extensive necropolis of Memphis, the former capital of Ancient Egypt. Saqqara is famous for the Step Pyramid of Djoser - the earliest monumental stone structure in Egypt. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a labyrinth of ancient tombs, temples and, of course, the Step Pyramid, which is considered a revolutionary architectural advance. Visiting the Djoser Pyramid was like travelling back in time. The pyramid is surrounded by an impressive tomb complex and reflects the ingenuity and faith of a bygone era.
The Great Pyramids of Giza
The highlight of the day was a visit to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Dominated by the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Pyramid of Chephren and the Pyramid of Mykerinos, as well as the mysterious Great Sphinx, the site was an overwhelming sight, symbolising the legacy of the pharaohs.
This trip to the pyramids of Dashur, Saqqara and Giza was an impressive reminder of the splendour of ancient Egypt and an unforgettable experience.