The Red Pyramid


The gentler angle of the northernmost pyramid of Sneferu give this pyramid a more flattened appearance than other pyramids in Egypt. Here is how it looks while rounding the northwest corner:

Red Pyramid -  (c) Copyright 1997 Andrew Bayuk


On the east side the remnants of the Mortuary temple can be seen. Here you can also see one of the few capstones or pyramidions that have been recovered. This one was recovered in damaged condition and reconstructed, and was the first one found in Egypt for a major pyramid of the Old Kingdom. A second capstone has recently been found for a smaller subsidiary pyramid in Giza. Pictured here is the reconstructed Red pyramid capstone looking to the south toward the north face of the Bent pyramid. The second view was taken facing the pyramid where you can see remnants of its original casing:

Red Pyramid -  (c) Copyright 1997 Andrew BayukRed Pyramid -  (c) Copyright 1997 Andrew Bayuk


Red Pyramid -  (c) Copyright 1997 Andrew BayukRed Pyramid -  (c) Copyright 1997 Andrew Bayuk

This is the south face and the west face.


Red Pyramid -  (c) Copyright 1997 Andrew Bayuk From the north side the opening is clearly visible. Steps have been installed so that one may now enter this pyramid, long closed to the public. Now you can enter this pyramid and see what it looks like as you descend into its three chambers. All three chambers have corbelled, or stepped ceilings. To enter the Red Pyramid click:

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