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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 155 attractions in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas,... more » Owner description: This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many important monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Pyramid of Unas, Pyramid of Sekhemket, Mastaba of Ti and the deep underground Persian Tombs. « less
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93 reviews 93 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I live in Egypt for moire than 10 years and go to Saqqara regularly. Each time there is something new to discover. Themuseum there is a must. Have a short guided tour given by the director there. He speaks English and explains very well. Then you have to see the Bulls graves and the grave of Ti. Well, actually you... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an spectacular site. It isn't as famous or popular as Giza, but shares the historical relevance and poignancy with more intimacy. The doomed story of the failed pyramid nearby and the beautiful architecture of this older pyramid makes the trip worthwhile. When I went we actually had the whole place to ourselves, so we could enjoy the pyramid... More

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Hyderabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

you will hardly find tourist there. Not worth the money u spend on entry ticket. its nothing in front of the Great Pyramid.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The touts at this site were quite persistent but this is to be expected if you are the only visitors there. It is a must see to get a sense of how the building of the pyramids developed. Some of it was under scaffolding when we visited. This site has more than just a pyramid and is interesting to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

One of the oldest pyramids it look different that other pyramids and it is not so much far from Giza pyramids , you can have a nice photo there

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went to saqqara on Monday 23rd June. A very hot summer day. Impressed by the vastness of the site and the lack of any other cars or tourists around. The step pyramid is being conserved and was at least 50% covered by wooden scaffolding. There is evidence of other less majestic burial sites, some just small clumps of rocks. Was... More

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Is it incident ; the structural similarity between Saqara pyramid and those of Latin America ? Were there no waters between Africa and the Americas by the time of Pharaohs ?! Or despite the distance in land or oceans, the Egyptian pharaos "the sons of Sun" were the first ones inhabited the Americas and transferred their architectural and theological culture... More

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Of course, seeing the great pyramids and the Sphinx will have the greatest impact of all the wondrous sites, but Saqqara offers much more. Going inside Teti's pyramid (see my review under Pyramid of Unas) is even more impressive than inside the great pyramid at Giza, as its inner walls are completely covered with hieroglyphs which happen to be nearly... More

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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

During our visit to this site there were times that we were the only people around. When we entered the pyramid, there was nobody else inside and we did not see anyone until we left. This is a very unique place to visit and I was surprised it was not crowded. I am guessing it is due to the current... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

In Saqqara you can get inside the pyramid, see the writings of the ancient Egyptians, sarcophagi, and temples in ruins being restored, and still do not get lost with so much beauty

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