The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the world’s defining architectural achievements; one of the wonders of the ancient world, and a dazzling feat of architectural genius. The Great Pyramid and its two cousins at the Giza pyramid complex is a must-see Egyptian landmark. Along with the enigmatic Sphinx and other smaller tombs and monuments around, the splendor of that iconic plateau is amazingly reviled. However, there are some other major pyramid complexes in Egypt which tell another chapter of the story of tomb-building and artwork in ancient Egypt. Continue reading to learn more about five of them.
1. The Step Pyramid of Djoser
Location: Saqqara, Al Badrashin, near Giza Pyramids
Pharaoh: Djoser (or Zoser)
Era: Between 2630 BC and 2611 BC
It is famous enough that plenty of people have heard of it, yet have already visited it. It is a stunning departure from the common structures that came before