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Memphis and Sakkara, Saqqara

Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
Memphis and Sakkara boasts ancient sculptures and funerary monuments. Compared to the Giza pyramids, this is a small and isolated site best seen with a guide who can provide historical context and information on numerous artifacts. Highlights include a colossal statue of a pharaoh, an alabaster Sphinx--less known than its famous counterpart in Giza--and a step pyramid, a smaller predecessor of Giza's pyramids. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Saqqara fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Memphis was the first capital of Ancient Egypt. Most of the pyramids found near Cairo, numbering well over 100 in total, were built during this period when Memphis was the most important city in...  more »
  • The pyramids of Memphis and Sakkara were absolutely breathtaking. It made me emotional to see this place in person. This is a massive archaeological site with new things being discovered constantly...  more »
  • 5/5 we had Mamdouh as our guide and he was amazing, very knowledgeable and funny! You get to see up close a lot of things you’ve only seen in pictures like a huge statue of Ramses 2. We finished a...  more »

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