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Located in Zoser’s funerary complex at Saqqara, this ancient burial chamber was for mummified bulls.
Saqqara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

The monumental Serapeum complex is located at Saqqara. You only see some rubble above ground. The 100 Ton carved stone sarcophagi are massive structures, located deep underground, reached by stairways. Well excavated and presented nicely. Fantastic to visit - but you need to plan ahead...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Inside the necropolis of Saqqara is, the Serapeum (150LE) An important place to visit, few visitors, It contains 24 sarcophagi of 80 tons each, with covers of 15 tons of granite, it is twelve meters deep and has three passages; It lacks more illumination but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Locy2014
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

it is in Saqarra..it is a complex set of tunnels dug in a hill dating back to the Ptelomic era containing 26 huge sarcophaguses..each weighing more than 50 tons..u will keep trying to imagine how was it dug in that B.C era and how were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MohamedA2667
Reviewed July 29, 2018

All carved in the rock this tunnels served as burial places for the holy Apis bulls. Enormous sarcophagus are still in situ. Visitors walk on wooden floors and can admire this unique pieces. The whole site has been renovated: a new entrance, wooden walking floors,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cw f
Reviewed June 14, 2017

This is where the remains of mummified bulls were found in the 1850's. The Serapeum has only been open 5 years, there are approx. 24 granite sarcophagi all weighing between 50 - 70 tonnes and were brought down from Aswan. Each sarcophagi are in their...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Rodman100
Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

More than 350 meter Long tunnel with 5 meter height and 3 meter width are manually carved under the mountains of Sakkara from around 3350 years ago leading to more than 24 chamber with the same height and width with length of more than 5...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ibrahim E
Reviewed January 8, 2017

I came here on a whim and was so glad I did! Even by the already high standards of ancient Egypt the Serapeum is an incredible feat. Definitely worth the extra stop. It's a 7 min walk from the parking lot to the entrance (which...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Anna653
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing underground labyrinth of 25 tombs for Apus Bulls ,each tomb of red granite weighs from 70 to 100 tons,with the lids of the tombs at 30 tons,built by Rameses 2 in Saqqara. The workmanship on these tombs are amazing,a must see,how were they able...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed May 6, 2016

About 1 km from the Pyramid of Djoser, you can enter the Serapium. a catacomb for entombed holy Apis bulls. The place is huge and they have entombed the bulls for over 2000 years. All the sarcophagusare empty now, but they are very big, in...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank HugoG489
Reviewed February 29, 2016

The Serapeum is a fascinating place to see where the Apis bull was immortalised. It is a lovely cool place to wander around and look at and ponder how they would have moved these massive stone sarcorphagi.

Date of experience: December 2015
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