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Pyramids of Sneferu, Meidum and Dahshur, EgyptThe Pyramids of Sneferu, Meidum and Dahshur. Image Attribution: unicorn81
Pharaoh Sneferu (2613-2589 BCE) was responsible for building three large pyramids in the Egyptian desert, although archaeologists believe he may also have been responsible for two additional smaller ones.
His three main structures were at Meidum (30km south of Cairo) and Dahshur (20km south of Cairo).
Meidum was Sneferu's first pyramid, though it is thought it was originally started by and intended for his predecessor Huni. It is thought that it was a step pyramid that was later transformed into a pyramid with flat sides. However the entire shell is gone, so its original form is difficult to ascertain. What remains is a 65 metere, steep-sided cube with two terraced steps at the top. Read more about the Pyramids of Sneferu, Meidum and Dahshur at Heritage Key!