The mysterious Bent Pyramid at Dahshur
Trip Start Jan 26, 2010
81Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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Leaving Saqqara, we then headed towards Dahshur located another 10 kilometers further south and 40 kilometres from Cairo.
Not long ago, the area of Dahshur could not be visited by tourists which explained why it was not a major tourist site and received so few visitors. As for me, it was definitely well worth the drive and the visit today.
Making our way by foot to the Bent Pyramid, Karen, Michel and I walked around the structure, the interior being closed to the public. This huge beautiful pyramid was quite a fascinating structure to see because it raised so many questions about its dramatic change of angle which started at a 53 degree one to suddenly change to a 43 degree angle. Due to this, this pyramid holds the name of Bent Pyramid and has an unique and distinctive appearance.
Once our exploration was completed, we chatted with the two Tourists policemen who with big wide smiles on their faces, welcomed us into their country by saying "Welcome to Egypt"! and when telling them the name of our country we were from, they hastily replied "Canada Dry"! I wonder why?
Thankful for having visited the unique Bent Pyramid!