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Mikerinos Pyramid
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

This is one of the main attractions of the Pharaohs culture. The pyramids, of course.
I think it's a standard attraction spot on any tourist's itinerary. And I think it is really, really worth the effort. Satisfaction guaranteed on this one.

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

My boyfriend and I wanted to go into one of the pyramids and our guide suggested this one. The reason being that this is the cheapest, and all the pyramids look the same in the inside anyway. Keep in mind you can't take a camera inside, so leave it with your guide. If you're feeling naughty you can bring in your camera phone and take pictures like we did.

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

I went inside this pyramid, not an experience I would care to repeat but I am glad I did it now. Very steep up and down inside, unless you are a regular hill walker do not attempt! The Queens pyramids however are easy, and well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 16 June 2011

Pyramid of Menkaure (son of Krafre and 6th pharaoh of the 4th dynasty) is the smallest of the pyramids at the Giza plateau. With an original height of 65.5 metres; It now stands at 61 m tall with a base of 108.5 m. Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb's (Saladin) son al-Malek al-Aziz Othman ben Yusuf tried to demolish the pyramids starting with Menkaure's at the end of the twelfth century. After eights months work and far from accomplishing their misbegotten task, they, they merely spoiled the pyramid by leaving a large vertical gash in its north face which is its key identifying feature. Not being as large as his father’s (Krafre), grandfather’s (Khufu) or great-grandfather’s (Sneferu) pyramid, Menkaure’s pyramid is easy to walk around. Due to its size, this pyramid allows for a nice photograph with it in the background.

If you are not travelling in a large group, find someone speaking the same language as you. My wife and I were lucky to come across an English couple who were more than willing to take turns taking photographs of each other in front of Menkaure’s pyramid.

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Reviewed 16 May 2009

My first visit to the pyramids on the Giza Plateau concentrated on the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Our guide gave us a drive-by of Khafre's Pyramid and delivered us into the hands of the camel drivers at the top of the hill above where Mohammed got me up on a camel named Charlie Brown and took me for about a twenty-five minute ride down to the Pyramid of Menkaure. (Mycerinus is the Greek name, but since we are in Egypt, I see no reason to use the name the Greek conquerers used for it.)

Charlie Brown was a nice camel, who reacted to my gentle touch of the neck and his name on my voice. "Nice camel," I said as he began to pick up his pace. Miraculously, I didn't fall off and I generally enjoyed my experience. Once again, I was hurried to the coach so as to still have time for the Sphinx below, so I didn't have much leisure to do anything but take a few photographs.

Two things are quite prominent at this site. One are the three small pyramids of Menkaure's queens at the south side of his pyramid. I got a good look at these because of my route down the hill toward this pyramid. They don't appear to be as well preserved, probably because their limestone facing was removed long ago. The other is the giant scar that occured when a 12th century Cairo Sultan tried to dismantle this pyramid for building material. After 8 months, the effort was stopped, leaving the gash on the north face of the pyramid.

On a next visit to Giza, I hope to have more time to play among these magnificent pyramids. Remember the arab proverb that Man fears Time, yet Time fears the Pyramids. They still stand proud and tall in the face of every obstacle man could hurl at them.

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