Dahshour archaeological area is part of the Tentative list of Egypt in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. This site (or parts of it) has already been inscribed under Pyramids (Memphis) WHS.
The Dahshour archaeological area comprises a royal necropolis with several old and well-preserved pyramids. Here the Egyptians learned to transition from step-sided pyramids to smooth-sided pyramids. It has already been inscribed as part of the ‘Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur’ WHS.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
The Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid are close to an off-limits military zone but should be visited to give you a clear idea of the first attempts of pyramid construction. I climbed up to the heart of the Dahshur pyramid and on a clear day you can clearly spot several pyramid ruins in the distance (inside the military zone). Together with Saqqara, I feel these deserve a WHS listing
1994 Added to Tentative List
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