Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Cairo

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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 Cairo using our trip planner.
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  • In Saqqara is the step pyramid of Djoser, Cheops' father. In this necropolis you can see the mastabes, the first rectangular tombs, and near the great pyramid of Djoser that was the first to build a tomb with multiple overlapping mastabes, with the result of a pyramid in steps. Ticket cost 150 Egyptian lira
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  • empty of tourists, but fairly busy with hawkers who don’t leave you alone (because there is nobody else for them to bug). You can see some hieroglyphics in the tombs! They are doing a lot of work here...  more »
  • Would definitely recommend doing as private tour and know in advance people will beg you for tips if you do the camel ride - still totally worth it to see!  more »
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