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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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This is one of the most extensive archaeological sites comprising many...

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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An awesome archaeological site to behold

Saqqara is a must see for the mastabas, the Pyramid of Djoser, and the realization of the genius of Imhotep, who was a genius architect, designer, and artist, among other talents.

Reviewed 26 July 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

Saqqara is a must see for the mastabas, the Pyramid of Djoser, and the realization of the genius of Imhotep, who was a genius architect, designer, and artist, among other talents.

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Take the time to really explore this area as there area ton of sites aside from the pyramid. And don't forget your water supplies!

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

I've been lucky to travel safely to Egypt four times in the last 5 years, so during my most recent stop, I made sure I went back to Saqqara, as I was so intrigued the first time. These pyramids are older than the Great Pyramids. Given the truly tragic political upheaval of the last few years, I have never before... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth the detour from keops. See the first and second pyramids ever built. The step pyramid are smaller in size and less maintained, but still worthwhile a visit. In the surroundings you also have the village of Memphis that used to be capital of Egypt. The also make carpets in the area. Highly recommended to go with a guide.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

It was very hot, but worthed to visit this pyramid. It is beautiful. We took some nice pictures. You can ride donkey if you want next to the pyramid.

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

I liked all the Three Pyramids. I was amazed while we look from another side the second tallest pyramid would look like the tallest pyramid. The explained that one reason for that is illusion of our eyes and another one is that the second tallest pyramid is located at a higher level. But you would thoroughly enjoy the magical feeling.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

We visited Saqqara this morning and we were literally the only tourists there. We toured with a guide from tailormade tours and I could not have asked for a better experience. Make sure you ever closed in shoes as you will be walking through sand. Well worth the trip - check out the mummified cheese in the museum.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Not too much to say - supposedly the oldest of the pyramids. Could not go in it of course. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Saqqara is the location of the first pyramid of Djozer generally considered to have been built under the influence of the royal adviser Imhotep. Massive and impressive structure!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

to see these structures and be able to go inside some of the tombs was one of the best experiences of my life.

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