Bent Pyramid opens

This item appears on page 4 of the September 2019 issue.

Egypt’s Bent Pyramid, built for the pharaoh Sneferu around 2600 BC, opened to visitors on July 13. It is the oldest pyramid in the Dahshur necropolis, which is near the pyramids at Giza. Its unusual bent shape is the result of builders having to change the angle of the pyramid to compensate for the unstable ground on which it was being constructed.

Also opened is a neighboring, 60-foot-tall pyramid that may have been built for Sneferu’s wife.

For info, contact the Egyptian Tourism Authority (11 Abassya Square, Cairo, Egypt;