How many pyramids in Egypt?
It’s an important question: How many pyramids in Egypt?
Many people believe that Egypt has only three pyramids, they are Khufu, the pyramid of Khafre, and the pyramid of Menkaure. But Egypt actually contains more than 100 pyramids. So the pyramids of Giza are not the only pyramids in Egypt, but they are the most famous.
Dr. Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist, Egyptologist, confirmed that the number of Egyptian pyramids is 124 pyramids for the kings and queens of Egypt in the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
The pyramids extend from Giza to Fayoum, especially in the Abu Rawash area.
There are complete ones as they are so far, and there are remnants of them
The most famous pyramids in Egypt
There are many pyramids in Egypt, but the most famous of them are the three pyramids in Giza, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure.
Pyramid of Khufu
The entrance to the Great Pyramid towers 17 meters above the ground, leading to a corridor that goes down to the king’s burial chamber. The design of the pyramids evolved over time, yet its entrance continued to be built to the north, which led to a corridor going down to the king’s burial chamber, which was built in the center of the pyramid’s base.
It was built by Pharaoh Khafre, the fourth king of the Fourth Dynasty, and it is one of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The tomb of King Khafre is considered one of the most famous contents of the pyramid of Khafre. It is the middle pyramid among the three Egyptian pyramids, and the second-longest when compared to the rest of the Egyptian pyramids. The pyramid of Khafre was 143 meters high, now it is 136 meters, and it is believed that like many other Egyptian pyramids during the dark period, some of its contents were stolen. The Great Sphinx stands in front of the pyramid of Khafre, giving it an imposing appearance from afar. The Sphinx, which combines the head of a pharaonic king with the body of a lion, symbolizes the greatness of the ancient Egyptian civilization and engineering prowess in sculpture and architecture.
3- Pyramid of Menkaure
On the Giza plateau, King Menkaure built the third pyramid. The original pyramid is 65.5 meters high and is now 62 meters long after the fall of its outer covering. Therefore, the pyramid of Menkaurea is the smallest, due to a number of factors, namely: the limited amount of land remaining on the Giza plateau, and the materials used in the outer shell of the pyramid of Menkaurea. Which differed from his predecessors in that his ancestors used limestone to cover their pyramids. While Menkaure used granite that was brought from Aswan, more than 800 km away. These materials were more difficult to pack and transport than limestone. The lower quadrant of the pyramid is made only of granite, while the rest of the pyramid is made of limestone.