Egypt opens "Bent Pyramid" to visitors

Added On July 16, 2019

The Pyramid's opening on Saturday came after the completion of its restoration and reparation works.

The Pyramid belongs to Old Kingdom's Pharaoh Sneferu.
It was named as the "Bent Pyramid" or "the Pyramid with Two Angles", for having two different angles of inclination from base to top.
The Bent Pyramid is about 101 meters high with a base of nearly 188 meters. 
The northern side entrance opened to visitors leads to a narrow 80-meter long passage with a stairway leading finally to a burial chamber. 
The opening ceremony was attended by the governor of Giza, as well as ambassadors and diplomats from about 40 Western, Asian, Arab and African states.
Egypt has tried to preserve its archaeological heritage in a bid to revive its tourism sector.