Hawara Pyramid

The Hawara Pyramid, also known as the Labyrinth, is an ancient Egyptian pyramid located in the Fayoum oasis, about 100 kilometers southwest of Cairo.

While the pyramid's exterior may be in ruins, the entrance can still be reached, and its chambers explored.

Things to do at Hawara Pyramid:

  • Uncover and unravel the treasure hidden amid the complex: The Labyrinth, a massive network of rooms and hallways not far from the pyramid, is worth a visit. Parts of the Labyrinth, such as the Hall of Columns and the Throne Room, have survived the complex's gradual destruction over the years. The pyramid was initially around 75 meters high, but today it stands at only 58 meters due to the erosion of the mudbrick core over time. The pyramid was built with a limestone casing, but most of the casing stones have been removed or destroyed, leaving only a few remaining near the pyramid's base. The pyramid's interior consists of a series of chambers and corridors that lead to the burial chamber. The burial chamber was initially lined with granite and contained a coffin, but it was looted in ancient times, and the coffin is now lost.

  • Get to Know the Past: If you're interested in learning more about the history of the Hawara Pyramid and its environs: The Pyramid of Hawara is also associated with a massive complex known as the Labyrinth, which was built near the pyramid. The Labyrinth was a vast structure consisting of many rooms and corridors and was likely used for religious or administrative purposes. The Labyrinth was so complex that it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by the Greek historian Herodotus.

  • Photographic opportunities abound, particularly at the Hawara Pyramid and the Labyrinth: The splendor of this historic building can be captured in photographs taken from various vantage points.

  • Enjoy the View and Book a Local Tour:: The Hawara Pyramid in Fayoum is surrounded by stunning desert scenery. Enjoy the peaceful setting by taking a stroll through the neighborhood. The area around Fayoum is rich in historical landmarks, such as the Pyramid of Amenemhat III and the Pyramid of Meidum, both of which are worth a visit.
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Address of Hawara Pyramid

Faiyum Oasis, Egypt

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