RED PYRA­MID OF SNEFRU Con­rad Ho­tel, Cairo, Egypt

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Ev­ery­one knows the Pyra­mids of Giza, but the Red Pyra­mid of Snefru at Dahshur is lit­tle vis­ited, even by lo­cals. It was built by the Egyp­tian king Khufu’s fa­ther and gets its com­mon name from the red­dish lime­stone used to build most of its core. Some­times re­ferred to as the Shin­ing or North­ern Pyra­mid it is a short dis­tance from Saqqara and, as­ton­ish­ingly, can be fully ac­cessed so you can en­ter the burial cham­ber and ex­plore the cold and silent pas­sage­ways in­side the pyra­mid, free of the nor­mal hordes of tourists.

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