How a weirdo sees the world…
Yesterday I told you that I went to Saqqara on my free day. That’s perfectly true, but I also went to Dahshur and Memphis.
One at the time; First Saqqara, now Dahshur and if you check in tomorrow or the day after, you’ll find my post about Memphis.
Anyway, in short: Dahshur is the home to the Red Pyramid, due to some ancient red graffiti, I think. And also to the Bent Pyramid – sounds weird and it is kind of weird. The pyramid starts with steep walls, but then half way through they decided to build a shallower slope. The Bent Pyramid is considered to be the first ‘proper’ pyramid, because all previous pyramids were stepped.
Both the pyramids in Dahshur were build in the 4th dynasty by king Sneferu, that’s the father of Khufu, who build the Great Pyramid I saw in Giza.
Oh, before I forget it. I climbed up the Red Pyramid – well half-way up, to be honest – and then down to the tombs. Let me tell you, it’s a long, long way down there (and more importantly, up again!). Long, very steep and it has a very, very low ceiling! Nobody who is over 1 meter 20 will have a fun time going down there!