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Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids

Cairo, Egypt
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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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“step pyramid” (265 reviews)
“oldest stone” (22 reviews)
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Cairo, Egypt
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"step pyramid"
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"oldest stone"
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"imhotep museum"
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"small museum"
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"worth the trip"
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"burial chamber"
in 19 reviews
"ancient egyptians"
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"daily life"
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"red pyramid"
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"great pyramid"
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"take pictures"
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"saqqara"
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"pyramids"
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"scaffolding"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The oldest pyramid in the nearby area of Cairo and very impressive. Not too big if one compares to Giza or Dahssur pyramids but still very pretty and definitely worth visiting. Remember to avoid the “welcoming” beggars and even police (don’t want to explain more...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don’t miss the original pyramid. The tombs have exquisite art showing everyday life thousands of years ago. Truly beautiful

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a site that I have visited many times for various activities. Over the years it has really cleaned up the amount visitors get harassed by sellers. Is was actually pleasant now to visit here. Worth the extra time to see this pyramid up...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Saqqarah with a driver but without a guide and it was fine. This site is one of the most ancient in known history, much older than the pyramids at Giza. It is a site that is less popular than Giza but we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Giza great pyramids are not the only pyramids in Egypt. These pyramids are not that grand but the tombs are wonderful. Be prepared for the vendors to hit you hard. Just be kind, enjoy your visit, and understand that if you engage them they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pyramid in Sakkara is the oldest pyramid in Egypt. It was built by the ruler Djoser and was also buried here. The pyramid is stepped, reminiscent of the pyramids in America.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent pyramids conserved the glory and spectacular history of ancient Egypt, with well conserved hieroglyphic and architectural hallways.

1  Thank Kelyn P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this pyramid is interesting because of its construction being the first of its kind as well as the hieroglyphics retaining some of its color. we were lucky to see it with a guide but the vendors are annoying

1  Thank jfd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A little underwhelming and after the GIZA experience not a big deal. The walls and columns are specially interesting but this is historically important but not of great tourist appeal.

2  Thank Sadasivan R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saqqara is a must visit place for people visiting Egypt, especially those who live history. Not as popular as the Great Pyramids of Giza, it has great potential to be even a greater place given the fact that only 20% has been discovered till now.

2  Thank Amartya D
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Larry F
25 January 2018|
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Response from Akash S | Reviewed this property |
sakara is an oldest pyramid so you cannot climb on it. path is OK OK.
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RosedaleJohnny
18 January 2016|
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Response from Laura3530 | Reviewed this property |
They are close enough so that you can do both on the same day, but the street market and museum would be more interesting than Sakkara. Sakkara has the oldest pyramid but currently it is being repaired. You could... More
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michaelgR596IQ
23 March 2015|
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Response from Laura3530 | Reviewed this property |
This does not apply to my review
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