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“Where Kings go to get another Term.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #5 of 270 things to do in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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“Where Kings go to get another Term.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

One enters the site through a long corridor much like what a king had done and into an open sandy field that was forbidden for the ancient commoners. This is the field where the king is supposed to prove himself with the priests to allow him to be king for another term. One can see the Giza Pyramids as well as the bent and red pyramids in the distance.

Visited October 2012
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“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The very First Pyramid, the oldest one, the one Moses probably worked on...and the outdoor museum there is wonderful. You will see a real funerary slab designed for preparing bodies for mummification--drain hole and all....awesome.

Visited October 2012
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“Check it out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Interesting area with step pyramid and many unique features. Also has a small museum with many recovered items. This site helps round out the essential pyramid viewing in Cairo.

Visited October 2012
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“pyramids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Easy to walk around, little hassle, plenty of info. very interesting. Late opening but once in there was much to see.

Visited August 2012
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“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

These are just outside of Cairo and worth the short journey there, well the mileage is not that long but with the traffic can take some time!
Not as impressive as the Pyramids in Giza but very nice to look around.

Visited February 2012
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