Visit the Bent Pyramid, which towers 340 feet (104 meters) above the surrounding sand. This is the perfect place to imagine the pyramids as they once stood, as the Bent Pyramid is the only pyramid in Egypt that retains much of its polished, limestone cladding.
Continue to the Red Pyramid, whose original white limestone has worn away to reveal stones that glow red in the desert sunlight. Adventurous visitors can channel early archeologists and descend into Sneferu’s burial chamber: a narrow, 4-foot (1.2-meter) tall tunnel leads to the vaulted room (not suitable for those with asthma or claustrophobia).
Make the final stop of the day at Dahshur’s mortuary temple to find out how bodies were prepared for mummification, then see the pyramidions, decorative caps thought to have topped the pyramids when they were first constructed.
Lastly, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.
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