A World Heritage Site, Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids once provided the final resting place for the pharaohs and nobles of Memphis. The ensemble of pyramids and mastabas (tombs made of mud bricks) covers a huge area of the desert--this site was used as a burial ground for around 3,000 years. The main structures include the Pyramid of Djoser, constructed by the royal architect Imhotep--it's possibly the oldest intact stone building in the world. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saqqara using our trip planner.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids reviews
This place is close to Giza and worth the trip. We were literally the only people there. We paid 50 pounds (like 3 USD dollars) each to go inside and check it out. Totally worth it. I’d do it again. more »
We arrived in Cairo at 10pm after 24 hours of flying from the USA, and by 8am we were on our way to Saqqara. This was an incredibly good way to start our trip, as it allowed us to experience the... more »
Just incredible.. Smaller than the great pyramid, but no less impressive... Definitely worth a trip outside of Cairo!
Having tea with the caretaker at the Step Pyramid of Djoser in 1982 looking towards the great pyramids in the background . There was nothing there at the time and I took a horse across the sand to get to it as there was no road. Definitely a step back in time.
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