The Lost City of the Pyramids. “Whether [building] galleries or enclosures, these ancient Egyptians had a penchant for organization of rank and file, a penchant. 40 years ago the city was nowhere near that close. Egypt and the pyramids went from my number 1 desired destination right down to barely. The complexes near the pyramids were not ' cities ': they were necropoleis Lower Egypt was fortunate in that the annual flooding of the Nile. They were paid in beer! Hart Desmond Paul Henry John A. Too many people in this thread are taking Egypt off their travel bucket lists when they learn the Giza pyramids are too close to Cairo. The Dahshur pyramids, the Bent Pyramid and the North Pyramid are located south of Saqqara, and both more closely resemble the pyramids we know. Teti Pepi I Merenre Pepi II Sesheshet.