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The Pyramid Of Al-Lahun

About The Pyramid Of Al-Lahun

About 10 km southeast of Hawara are the ruins of this mud-brick pyramid, built by Pharaoh Sesostris II (1880–1874 BC). As you can’t get inside the structure, it’s not worth a separate trip. But if you’re driving by, keep an eye out for its strangely lumpen shape, set on an existing rock outcropping for extra stature.

Ancient tomb robbers stripped it of all its rock and treasures, except for the amazing solid-gold cobra that is now displayed in the jewelry room (Room 4) of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

If you’re a true pyramid completist, take any service taxi or bus running between Cairo and Beni Suef, and ask to be dropped off at the village of Al-Lahun. From here, you will have to walk for another 2 km. You can also visit via private taxi.