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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 156 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Don't skip this site. tour full site and see the history of this wonderful site. Take a guide and do tour inside the pyramid. Have small cash for tips to take inside photos. The starfish on the ceilings is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Magnificent monuments of ancient times! Standing there is like quick trip back to time of Pharaohs. A must see place once in your lifetime. Fabulous and grandiose legacy of great Egyptian civilization.

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Nordjylland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We liked to visit this pyramid. We had a good guide to explain history behind this pyramid and tombs. We could go freely- Not so many people were there when we visited this pyramid.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed visiting Saqqara Pyramids as it takes you back to the ancient world. Admire the feats of the ancient Egyptians who built such masterpieces that remained standing strong today.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the history and access to tombs. Although the signs say no pictures the attendants in the tomb will take pictures of you for tips. :) Bring lots of water and beware of locals trying to charge you extra to go into other tombs. Stay with your guide/ group or ask the front for which tombs are included.

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Thessaloniki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Away from the noisy and tourist-packed Giza, the pyramids of Saqqara offer a tranquil alternative to enjoy the marvels of Egypt. Get a taxi man, pay him for a whole day and ask him to take you to Saqqara. Step pyramid of Djoser and other, smaller structures, are there for you, to enjoy the power and absorb the magnificence of... More

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A must see tour...hot and dusty but not to be missed. So much history. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and hat. Amazing place. Walking required.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

These are my favourite pyramids, less touristy though probably nowadays that is not so much of an issue. Hopefully the guide for a few LE will let you go into the tomb! visit the museum at the entrance of Saqquara, it is worth noting that there is still a lot of digging going on in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This has been the seat of archeology for about 100 years. So much has been learned and unearthed here, most of it sadly lost or stolen (bits are in the British Museum and in USA museums). Here, on site, they have built their own climate controlled museum with a mummy and all the other bits that you'd expect to see.... More

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Miami, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The step pyramid and grounds plus the museum with the oldest mummy ever found is a great experience. Go there early before it gets too hot and you can explore the tombs, climb inside the pyramid and roam the grounds of the first pyramid.

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