Pyramids in Egypt | Egyptian Pyramids

The Pyramids in Egypt rank among the best known historic sites on the planet. Indeed, Egyptian pyramids are a draw for vast numbers of tourists every year and have become hugely popular attractions.

Dating back thousands of years, these massive monuments to the accomplishments of Ancient Egyptian civilisation are some of the most immense engineering achievements ever undertaken. Today, the majority of ancient pyramids in Egypt are set out in a handful of sites, each containing a number of Ancient Egyptian pyramids. The best known of these sites is probably Giza, just outside Cairo, but a number of other fascinating areas can also be visited.

Our list of Egyptian pyramids can be explored below – click on each pyramid site for more information on the individual pyramids located there. And if you’re thinking to yourself ‘exactly where are the Pyramids in Egypt’, you can navigate using our Pyramids of Ancient Egypt map above and you can also explore a more general list of Ancient Egyptian sites.

Pyramids in Egypt | Egyptian Pyramids: Site Index

Photo by a rancid amoeba (cc)

Abusir Pyramids

A site containing fourteen Ancient Egyptian pyramids, Abusir near Cairo dates back to the Fifth Dynasty. The site includes the Pyramid of Sahure, the Pyramid of Nyuserre Ini, and those of Neferefre and Neferirkare. However, Abusir’s pyramids are not as impressive as those at Giza.

The Abusir Pyramids, near Cairo in Egypt are fourteen Ancient Egyptian pyramids. These were built by the pharaohs of the Fifth Dynasty, including those of Sahure, Neferirkare and Nyuserre Ini and, like Saqqara’s pyramids, formed part of the ancient city of Memphis. One or two of the Abusir Pyramids are relatively... Read More

Photo by davehighbury (cc)

Dahshur

For those seeking to explore ancient pyramids in Egypt in peace and quiet, Dahshur is the place to go. Home to the impressive Bent Pyramid as well as the Red Pyramid of Sneferu, Dahshur is far less frequented by tourists than Giza. Also at Dahshur are the White Pyramid of Amenemhat II and the Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III.

Dahshur was once home to eleven Ancient Egyptian pyramids, of which few have survived. However, for those wishing to view the Egypt’s pyramids in peace and quiet, Dahshur is the place to go. Unlike the more popular Giza and Saqqara, Dahshur has not become a tourist hotspot, despite its ancient attractions,... Read More

Photo by xiquinhosilva (cc)

Giza

Home to the most famous pyramids of Egypt, Giza contains Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid, built by Pharoah Khufu, as well as the world famous Sphinx and the Pyramids of Khafra and Menkaure. Easily accessible on the edge of Cairo, these world famous pyramids are the most popular of all ancient pyramid sites in Egypt.

Giza or ‘Al Giza’ is a tourist hotspot and the site of some of Ancient Egypt’s most famous landmarks, including the largest pyramid on Earth. Giza is home to the pyramids of kings Khufu, Khafra and Menkaure. The largest pyramid in Giza, and in the world, belongs to the second king... Read More

Photo by pyramidtextsonline (cc)

Hawara Pyramid

The Hawara Pyramid in Egypt was built by Amenemhat III. Constructed between 1860BC and 1814BC, today the pyramid is sadly but a shadow of its former self, having been robbed and eroded by time. Amenemhat III also built the Black Pyramid at Dahshur.

The Hawara Pyramid was erected by the Twelfth Dynasty pharaoh, Amenemhat III, ruler of Ancient Egypt from around 1860 BC to 1814 BC and who also built the Black Pyramid at Dahshur. Once a formidable structure which was known as the “Labyrinth” for its elaborate security measures, the Hawara Pyramid was... Read More

Saqqara

Saqqara is home to eleven major Egyptian pyramids sprawled over six miles built over three thousand years of Ancient Egyptian civilization. The site was the burial ground of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis and includes the pyramid of Teti and the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Saqqara was the burial place of the city of Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt founded in 3000 BC by Menes. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Saqqara is home to eleven major pyramids sprawled over six miles, including the first ever pyramid, known as the Step Pyramid and funerary complex... Read More

Photo by Pottery Fan (cc)

Zawyet el Aryan Pyramids

Among the less well known pyramids in Egypt, Zawyet el Aryan contains the remains of two Egyptian pyramids, the Layer Pyramid and the Unfinished Pyramid. It is believed they were both built from around 2700-2600BC.

The town of Zawyet el Aryan, near Giza in north-eastern Egypt contains the remains of two relatively obscure Egyptian pyramids – known as the Layer Pyramid and the Unfinished Pyramid. It is thought they were both built during the Third Dynasty, therefore putting construction sometime around 2700-2600BC. The Layer Pyramid is... Read More