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Meidum Pyramid

Cairo Egypt

Collection Yann Arthus-Bertrand

compulsory mention in the credits :
Hope Production / Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Aerialcollection

Format : HD 1920x1080

Reference : EG1306-MD002308

Keywords : Africa North Africa Cairo Cairo Maydum Meidum UNESCO antique antiquity arabe aerial civilisation islamique desert monde musulman Heritage cultural heritage World Heritage pharaoh pyramid tombstone Egyptian

Meidum is an archaeological site in Lower Egypt and contains a large pyramid and several mud-brick mastabas. The pyramid at Meidum is thought to be just the second pyramid built after Djoser's[1] and may have been originally built for Huni, the last pharaoh of the Third Dynasty, and was continued by Sneferu. The architect was a successor to the famous Imhotep, the inventor of the stone built pyramid. The collapse of the pyramid is likely due to the modifications made to Imhotep's pyramid design as well as the decisions taken twice during construction to extend the pyramid. Because of its unusual appearance, the pyramid is called el-heram el-kaddaab — (Pseudo Pyramid) in Egyptian Arabic.