Bookmark and Share

Meidum



Meidum
Introduction

1. Ceremonial causeway

2. The crude interior

3. Enormous mastaba

4. Inside the mastaba

Practicalities




















Open LookLex Encyclopaedia



Open the online Arabic language course







MEIDUM
The crude interior

Inside the Pyramid of Snefru, Meidum, Egypt


Inside the Pyramid of Snefru, Meidum, Egypt


Some egyptologists rank the burial chamber of this pyramid as the second finest of all, second only to Khufu'. I disagree, I found it to be crude. The burial chamber of the The Red Pyramid in Dahshur is built after fairly similar patterns, and has a much nicer finish.
The chamber is set directly on the ground, but the corridor digs into the ground, so that you will have to climb a staircase to enter. The entire experience is quite something, there is very little air down here and terribly hot.
Inside the Pyramid of Snefru, Meidum, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen