Egyptian Pyramids - who built the pyramids? Why were the pyramids built? Where are the pyramids? How many pyramids are there in Egypt? What were the pyramids used for? The Bent pyramid. The Step Pyramid. The Red Pyramid. The Great Pyramid. The Pyramids at Giza. This site aims to answer those questions and many more, giving an insight into the truely magnificent structures know as the pyramids of Egypt!

Where Are The Egyptian Pyramids?

There are actually over 100 pyramids in Egypt although many of them are relatively unknown to those other than ancient Egypt enthusiasts. Also, many smaller pyramids are in a poor state of preservation and appear as little more than mounds of rubble. They are only now being properly identified and studied by archaeologists.

The majority of pyramids are grouped around and near the city of Cairo, just south of the Nile Delta. Only one royal pyramid is known in southern Egypt, located at Abydos.

A list of some of the better known Egyptian pyramids and their location is as follows:

Location Pyramid
Abusir The Pyramid of Khentkaues II
  The Pyramid of Neferefre (Raneferef)
  The Pyramid of Neferirkare
  The Pyramid of Niuserre
  The Pyramid of Sahure
   
Abu Rowash The Pyramid of Djedefre
   
Dahshur The Pyramid of Amenemhet II
  The Pyramid of Amenemhet III
  The Pyramid of Ameny Kemau
  The Pyramid of Senusret III
  The Pyramid of Snefru (Bent Pyramid)
  The Pyramid of Snefru (Red Pyramid)
   
Giza The Pyramid of Khufu (The Great Pyramid)
  The Pyramid of Khafre
  The Pyramid of Menkaure
   
Hawara The Pyramid of Amenemhet III
   
Lahun The Pyramid of Senusret II
   
Lisht The Pyramid of Amenemhet I
  The Pyramid of Senusret I
   
Meidum The Pyramid of Snefru
   
Saqqara The Pyramid of Djoser (Step Pyramid)
  The Pyramid of Iput I
  The Pyramid of Khuit
  The Pyramid of Sekhemkhet
  The Pyramid of Teti
  The Pyramid of Unas
  The Pyramid of Userkaf
   
South Saqqara The Pyramid of Khendjer
  The Pyramid of Djedkare
  The Pyramid of Merenre
  The Pyramid of Pepi I
  The Pyramid of Nebwenet
  The Pyramid of Inenek-Inti
  The Pyramid of Meritites
  The Pyramid of Ankhesenpepi III
  The Pyramid of Ankhesenpepi II
  The Pyramid of Pepi II