impressive size! since 1960, much of the area near Zawyet El Aryan has been restricted. no excavations are allowed, everything overbuilt with military bungalows, and the shaft of the Unfinished pyramid has allegedly been misused as a trash dump. the condition of both shafts is uncertain and most possibly disastrous.
We are told that there are two pyramid complexes and five mastaba cemeteries are to be found...
between Giza and Abusir. to the west of the town. almost directly east across the Nile is Memphis.