There are about 110 pyramids currently known in Egypt, many in a state of great disrepair and almost unrecognisable. Some were built as burial places for kings and others for queens. A pyramid also may have represented a stairway for the king to ascend to the heavens. Another possibility is that it was symbolic of the primeval mound on which the sun god/creator was born.

The majority of pyramids are grouped around and near the city of Cairo, just south of the Nile Delta. Only one royal pyramid is known in southern Egypt, located at Abydos.

A list of some of the better known Egyptian pyramids and their location is as follows:

Location |
Pyramid |

Abusir | The Pyramid of Khentkaues II |

The Pyramid of Neferefre (Raneferef) | |

The Pyramid of Neferirkare | |

The Pyramid of Niuserre | |

The Pyramid of Sahure | |

Abu Rowash | The Pyramid of Djedefre |

Dahshur | The Pyramid of Amenemhet II |

The Pyramid of Amenemhet III | |

The Pyramid of Ameny Kemau | |

The Pyramid of Senusret III | |

The Pyramid of Snefru (Bent Pyramid) | |

The Pyramid of Snefru (Red Pyramid) | |

Giza | The Pyramid of Khufu (The Great Pyramid) |

The Pyramid of Khafre | |

The Pyramid of Menkaure | |

Hawara | The Pyramid of Amenemhet III |

Lahun | The Pyramid of Senusret II |

Lisht | The Pyramid of Amenemhet I |

The Pyramid of Senusret I | |

Meidum | The Pyramid of Snefru |

Saqqara | The Pyramid of Djoser (Step Pyramid) |

The Pyramid of Iput I | |

The Pyramid of Khuit | |

The Pyramid of Sekhemkhet | |

The Pyramid of Teti | |

The Pyramid of Unas | |

The Pyramid of Userkaf | |

South Saqqara | The Pyramid of Khendjer |

The Pyramid of Djedkare | |

The Pyramid of Merenre | |

The Pyramid of Pepi I | |

The Pyramid of Nebwenet | |

The Pyramid of Inenek-Inti | |

The Pyramid of Meritites | |

The Pyramid of Ankhesenpepi III | |

The Pyramid of Ankhesenpepi II | |

The Pyramid of Pepi II |