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“An attractive ride to the step pyramid”

Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
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Saqqara Highlights: Private Guided Day Tour from Cairo
Ranked #6 of 311 things to do in Cairo
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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.
Australia
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“An attractive ride to the step pyramid”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This pyramid shows the progression in pyramid building. The site has only a few camels and salespeople, and they are not aggressive. Unlike Giza, the site sits in the desert and is not surrounded by housing.
It is possible to enter the tomb of a noble, which is an interesting experience. This area is very peaceful compared with other parts of Cairo and its surroundings, and the date plantations and small farms give an interesting view of rural life, unchanged little for centuries.

Visited January 2013
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Muncie, Indiana
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“Egypt In The Raw”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

An amazing look at the site of Egypts' first step pyramids, many of which are still standing and many yet to be discovered. It's not a touristy as Giza, which is a plus if you want to really get into the history. Do a little research before heading to Saqqara, which will add to your enjoyment of walking back into history.

Visited August 2012
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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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“See it all from here”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Definitely come here. You can see Giza to your right and Dashuor to your left. It is much more mellow than the Great pyramids but a little bit busier than Dashuor. A good in between. There is a temple to check out too with loads of detailed, beautiful Hyroglyphics and carvings.

Visited January 2013
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Siesta Key, Florida
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“Ancient structures still being discovered”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

These are of the oldest pyramids and impressive structures, they are still ucovering artifacts and this place may turn out to be as significant as Giza

Visited December 2012
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“Don't only see the step-pyramid.”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Djoser's step pyramid and funerary complex were very interesting, despite the annoying attentions of the hawkers and animal owners, but the highlights were the tombs of the viziers and the Serepium, both very recently re-opened. Our family and guide were the first visitors to one tomb after it opened a week or so before, and were the only ones in in both the noble tombs and the Serepium (and with nobody hassling us!).

Sakkara offers more than just the step pyramid, but you'd need a good guide to appreciate what you see.

Visited January 2013
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