Introduction - Where Egyptian Pyramids are Located
The Great Pyramid at Giza is an amazing structure; it is rightfully one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. You would be hard pressed to find any adult or kid who has not
heard of this incredible ancient structure. However; what many people do not know is that there are actually over one hundred ancient pyramids located in Egypt. Most of these
pyramids are located near Cairo; Egypt's capital and the largest city found in Africa or the Middle-East. On this page we tell you where some of the more famous pyramids are
located along with interesting information about the locations.
Egypt Pyramid Locations - Giza Plateau
The Giza Plateau is located in Giza; Egypt's third largest city. Giza is approximately 12.43 miles (20 kilometers) southwest of Cairo and lies on the west bank of the Nile River.
The Giza Plateau is the home of the Great Pyramid (The Pyramid of Khufu) along with two other pyramids; the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. Besides the three
incredible pyramids, the Giza Plateau is the site of numerous other incredible ancient Egyptian structures including the Great Sphinx.
Egypt Pyramid Locations - Dahshur
Dahshur is located in the desert south of Cairo. This archaeological site is about 24 miles (40 kilometers) from Cairo. This location is a royal necropolis famous for its five
ancient Egyptian pyramids listed below.
Pyramid of Senusret III
Pyramid of Snefru (Bent Pyramid)
Pyramid of Snefru (Red Pyramid)
Pyramid of Amenemhet III
Pyramid of Ameny Kemau
Egypt Pyramid Locations - Saqqara
The archaeological sites located at Saqqara (also spelled as Saccara and Sakkara), which is approximately 19 miles (30.5 kilometers) south of Cairo, is home to numerous ancient
Egyptian pyramids. This region served as the royal burial ground for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis. There are actually two locations, each with its own necropolis, at
Saqqara. The pyramids found at each are listed below.
Step Pyramid (Pyramid of Djoser)
Pyramid of Sekhemkhet
Pyramid of Iput I
Pyramid of Khuit
Pyramid of Unas
Pyramid of Userkaf
Pyramid of Teti
Pyramid of Khendjer
Pyramid of Merenre
Pyramid of Pepi I
Pyramid of Pepi II
Pyramid of Nebwenet
Pyramid of Inenek-Inti
Pyramid of Meritites
Pyramid of Ankhesenpepi II
Pyramid of Ankhesenpepi III
Pyramid of Djedkare
Egypt Pyramid Locations - Abusir
The archaeological site at Abusir is located 21 miles (35 kilometers) south of Cairo and 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of Giza. Here you will find a necropolis with structures
built mainly during ancient Egypt's 5th Dynasty. Fourteen pyramids once stood at this site but today only a few remain standing; some of them are listed below.
Pyramid of Neferirkare Kakai (tallest at this location)
Pyramid of Nyuserre (best preserved pyramid at this site)
Pyramid of Sahure
Pyramid of Neferefre (this pyramid was never completed)
Pyramid of Queen Khentkaus II
Egypt Pyramid Locations - Abu Rawash
Located 4 miles (8 kilometers) north of Giza this is the site of ancient Egypt's most northern pyramid; the Pyramid of Djedefre who was Khufu's son and successor to the throne of
Egypt. This pyramid is in very poor condition.