Externally, the pyramid is remarkable for its largely intact limestone casing,
whose smooth, once pristine white, surface gives a clear impression of how it
once looked. All the Old Kingdom pyramids were originally clad in limestone,
Author: Dan Richardson
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Cairo and the Pyramids is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic part of Egypt. It guides you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Egyptian Museum and the Coptic churches of Old Cairo to the pyramid fields at Giza and Dahshur. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you have the best trip possible, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, cultural tips and shopping. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt.