Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Giza

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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 Giza using our trip planner.
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  • Saqqara was the ancient necropolis of Egypt situated close to the capital which was used during the third, fifth and sixth dynasties of the Old Kingdom along with later eras. Possibly Egypt's largest....  more »
  • Prior to visiting the Step pyramid, one can view a brief video in a cool small theatre. It gives a nice history of the architect and his amazing work. The Step Pyramid itself is the original pyramid.....  more »
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