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Pyramid of Unas

South of the Step Pyramid | Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
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South of the Step Pyramid | Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The pyramid of Unas has only recently been opened after decades of being closed to the general public. Make sure not to miss it! Inside you will find the very first version of the Pyramid Texts. These are the first carvings done inside a pyramid...More

Thank Thutmose
Reviewed 15 March 2017

There isn't much left of Unas' pyramid, but what is unusual here are the pyramid texts in the burial chamber. These cover all the walls of both chambers and gave Egyptologists a real insight into the Egyptian religion.

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Probably this is the best pyramid burial chamber you would ever seen, as its wall is fully covered with ancient Egyptian texts and carvings of what is known as the pyramid text which guide and protect the king through his after life. You will see...More

Thank Ibrahim E
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Don't dismiss this rather sad Pyramid which looks more like a small hill, than a royal Pyramid. Unlike the step climb into the Giza Pyramid, this is on a more gentler recline. Beware of the low headroom,in the passageway but once you enter the burial...More

Thank Swisshen
Reviewed 14 February 2017

From a distance, this pyramid in Saqquara (just outside Cairo) looks like a derelict pile of rocks. That's exactly what it is; the last 2000 years haven't been particularly kind to it. But if the burial chamber inside is open---and a person is capable of...More

Thank njronneberg
Reviewed 25 January 2017

One of the oldest pyramids which looks like just a pile of stones if you don't look carefully. Actually a very ancient monument. Worth taking on on tour.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 10 July 2016

But still cool to see because it's ancient. Make sure to go to the Mikerinos pyramid next to it since you can go inside and see where the tomb was located, and the step pyramid on the other side (oldest known stone structure).

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you don't know about the Pyramid of Unas prior to your arrival the Saqqara complex, you probably won't even notice it. Nearly totally in ruins now (the lower couple rows of blocks are still there), this pyramid once stood about 140ft tall and was...More

Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were lucky enough to visit the burial chamber and walking to the chamber was unexpected. The entrance has a low-ceiling, so tall people 5'10" and above need to bend over and walk slowly for about 500ft. to get to the burial chamber. During the...More

Thank Hawaiian555
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The pyramids of Unas and Teti, both at Saqqara, are virtually identical. Both have a very deteriorated exterior, but both also have pyramid text completely covering the inner chamber walls. This will be your only chance to see hieroglyphs inside any pyramid in Egypt (accessible...More

Thank X1_G8
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