Meidum: The Only Pyramid with Character
Maydum Travel Blog› entry 17 of 30 › view all entries
October 18th, 2003 – by: genkeeper
This site is difficult to get admittance to and the pyramid is usually closed. Dr. Sabbahy, my hieroglyphics professor, pulled a few strings and took my class on a field trip to Meidum. Being archaeology students, we made a b-line for the steep shaft that leads into the guts of the pyramid. Meidum and the pyramids at Dahshur (Red and Bent) and the Great Pyramid are the only pyramids with the burial chamber in the heart of the pyramid, the rest have the burial chamber in the subterranean level. It must be a father and son thing.
After climbing around the interior and circling the Meidum mound ouhing and aahhing over it, my friends and I stumbled upon a rather large mastaba with a very obvious entrance hole.
I definitely recommend checking out Meidum if you have the time AND if it happens to be open - it is a very unique site, quite old and really does have a lot of character.
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