How to get there
The Dakhshur Necropolis is located 30 kilometers south of the city of Giza, respectively, 35 kilometers from Cairo. You can get here by taxi for 80-100 Egyptian pounds.
If you decide to come to Dahshur yourself, then it is strongly recommended to pay the driver a simple one. Catching a taxi back will be extremely problematic, it's better to pay 20 pounds to the driver so he waits for you.
It is best to come to Dahshur as part of an organized tour. This is the cheapest, and the simplest, and the safest way.
Dahshur is the farthest necropolis of ancient Memphis, and there are few visitors. Of course, there have not been any cases of kidnapping tourists, but any such desolate place in Egypt represents a potential danger for an alien.
The tour is also convenient because one day you can see all the biggest and interesting pyramids in Egypt. You will see the Great Pyramids of Giza , the necropolis of Sakkar , the Step Pyramid of Djoser and the necropolis of Dahshur. All this tourists look for one day and only for 50-60 US dollars. Excursion is an ideal option.
From 8 am to 5 pm.
What's the cover charge
Entrance to the territory of the necropolis Dahshur costs 40 Egyptian pounds. The entrance to the pyramid is free.
What is the time to plan for a visit?
One hour is enough to see everything interesting inside and out.
What is inside
Inside tourists can get free and free. Some sites on the Internet write such phrases: "You can freely walk inside the pyramid." The phrase sounds very funny, because the passage inside has a width of just over a meter and a height of about a meter.
The length of the passage is about 60 meters and it is tilted down at an angle of 27 degrees. If you are small, you will be able to move around crouching on it. High people have to squat, which is very difficult.
The descending passage is replaced by a horizontal passage about 10 meters in length, and after it the first burial chamber begins, where you can finally unbend your back.
Conclusion. If you are tall (from 1.8 meters and above) and want to get inside the Pink Pyramid, then stock up on your pants, which will not be a pity to throw out. Or the second option - take with you knee pads, which are used by skateboarders and roller skaters ( photo ). Then during the movement you can get up on your knee, and it will be much easier to move around.
In the burial chamber is spacious. The most interesting for tourists here is a stepped ceiling 12 meters high. However, there is nothing more to look at, you can go to the second burial chamber.
It leads to a very narrow passage in the south wall. Externally, it is very similar to the first camera, except for one element - a wooden staircase. This ladder was built by modern archaeologists. Having risen on it, you will get to one more pass, which leads to the third burial chamber.
The second burial chamber has its own peculiarity - it is located exactly in the center of the pyramid, which is very rare. The first two chambers are at ground level, and the third is already laid out inside the masonry. Later, the idea to organize a burial chamber directly in the masonry is used and will be developed by the pharaoh Cheops - the son Snofru.
It was the third chamber, presumably, used as the burial place of Pharaoh Snofru. Three cameras were made to protect against robbers, that is, the first two of them were false.
Even such tricks did not help. Like all the pyramids of the Ancient Kingdom of Egypt, this one was plundered completely. This happened in the era of the First Transition Period - the moment of anarchy in the history of Egypt , when almost all the ancient monuments were affected.
The third chamber is the largest in size, the height of the ceiling is 15 meters. The floor of this cell is badly damaged, it is believed that the robbers searched for other secret rooms.
This tour ends inside the Pink Pyramid. Now we have to go back through the same passage of meter height, but already up. By the way, it's easier to go up, because even a tall person can move with a crouch.
Tourists are surprised that the walls of the aisles and burial chambers are completely empty. There are no inscriptions, bas-reliefs or frescoes. The tradition to paint the walls of the tombs appeared later - in the reign of the V dynasty.