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Egypt has two of its oldest pyramids. The pyramids in in Dahshur, about 40 kilometers south of the Egyptian capital city Cairo. They now open to the public for the first time since 1965. Hundreds of people outside the Bent Pyramid at a special opening ceremony on Saturday. The Bent Pyramid was 4,600 years ago. It was built for the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Sneferu. It is 101 meters high. Builders new techniques to it and archaeologists say it an important step in the development of pyramid building. Tourists can also an 18-metre high "side pyramid" next to the Bent Pyramid. This was for King Sneferu's wife Hetepheres.

The two pyramids part of the Memphis Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Egypt the opening of the pyramids will the country's tourism industry. Egypt was a top tourist destination but tourist numbers after the 2011 uprising. Ancient sites in Egypt are on the bucket lists of many people around the world. At the Bent Pyramid, tourists will able to through a 79-meter narrow tunnel to two chambers deep inside. They will also be able to ancient treasures found inside the pyramid. Egyptian archaeologists a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi - the coffins people were in. Some of the sarcophagi contained mummies.

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