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“Memphis”

Memphis and Sakkara
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Explore Memphis and Sakkara - Private 6-Hour Tour from Cairo
Ranked #11 of 310 things to do in Cairo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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“Memphis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

To see the grounds of the city that was once the capital of Egypt in the old kingdom, and to see the opulence and narciccistic structures that Pharaos like Ramses II had built, is to take a magical trip back in time.

Visited June 2013
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Ash Fork, Arizona, United States
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35 reviews
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“better than Giza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Sakkara is a great site-no aggresive vendors like Giza. Visit in the morning. Use a local guide, like Casual Cairo Detours to get you there and back.

Visited November 2012
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Monroe
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“The City of the Dead, Impressions of Sakkara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

The wind blows clean
scouring in Sakkara, Necropolis of Memphis
gem of Upper Egypt.
The purity of sand and sky
maintained by late rising
in the twentieth century.

The titan walls reach from a sea of silica
crystalline grit of ground quartz
once drowned,
devoured by desert, now disgorged…
the mill of life having preserved
the germ of memory eternal.

Far from the light surge of
incandescent and florescent,
from the leavings of modern man
Sakkara rises again, for such as we to glory in…

Imhotep’s caress of stone, song of sand
Rises, as morning follows night,
Rises like bole of palm
stroking the cheek of Ra.

Visited July 2012
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Pueblo, Colorado
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11 reviews
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“Ramses II and Alabaster Sphinx”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Worth a quick visit to see the colossus Ramses II statue and the Alabaster Sphinx. The are numerous other statues of Ramses II here.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Sakkara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We really enjoyed exploring Sakkara. The museum was small but well organized. The best part was the Serapeum. This has been recently opened to the public and is well worth the cost of the extra ticket. The large granite sarcophagus are amazing.

Visited May 2013
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