Egypt has opened of its oldest pyramids. The pyramids are in Dahshur, about 40 kilometers of the Egyptian capital city Cairo. They are now open to the for the first time since 1965. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Bent Pyramid at a opening on Saturday. The Bent Pyramid was built 4,600 years ago. It was built for the Egyptian pharaoh Sneferu. It is 101 meters . Builders used new techniques to build it and say it was an important step in the of pyramid building. Tourists can also enter an 18-metre high "side pyramid" next to the Bent Pyramid. This was built for King Sneferu's Hetepheres.
The two pyramids are of the Memphis Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Egypt hopes the of the pyramids will boost the country's industry. Egypt was a top tourist but tourist numbers fell after the 2011 uprising. Ancient sites in Egypt are on the lists of many people around the world. At the Bent Pyramid, tourists will be able to go through a 79-meter tunnel to reach two chambers deep inside. They will also be able to see ancient found inside the pyramid. Egyptian uncovered a of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi - the people were buried in. Some of the sarcophagi contained mummies.