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Meidum Pyramid Meidum Pyramid
Photo courtesy of The Egypt Archive

Meidum is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) south of Saqqara. The main attraction is the unusual pyramid of Meidum.

The pyramid is believed to be started by Huni the last king of the 3rd dynasty and completed by his son, Snefru, the founder of the 4th dynasty.
It suffered from a collapse and now it looks like a tower rather than a real pyramid.

The pyramid was built of stone core then steps were added, filled and cased with a smooth layer.

The pyramid's shell and casing felt apart forming the debris around its base. Some theories say the pyramid's outward pressure is the actual cause of the collapse and some believe it was collapsed during its construction and perhaps this is why Snefru built another pyramids at Dahshur. The entrance of the pyramid is to the north side.

Other sites of the area include mastabasWhat does it mean? of court officials.

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