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Memphis and Sakkara

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Reviewed yesterday

The open air museum was filled with wonderful artifacts but the statue of Ramses 2 was really impressive. We took a 1/2 day tour and it was well worth the time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thebettyramos1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did many things whilst in Egypt recently but for me the most memorable was Memphis. She was the first Capital of ancient Egypt and this is where the first Pyramid Sakkara stands in all mystical glory. Its a good drive from Cairo and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jgavenlock
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed this very much, including seeing the inside of one of the smaller pyramids, which had wonderful paints that reflected the life of the Egyptians some 4, 000 years ago.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank delidog
Reviewed 4 days ago

The step pyramid in Sakkara was the first pyramid built in the ancient Egypt. Interesting to learn about the history behind this pyramid and the ones closeby, which led to the building of the great pyramids in Giza.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sp19singh
Reviewed 6 days ago

You will love this site. Not as busy as Khufu. The history on the walls is amazing. Respect the no photography areas.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sharonswahili
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Egypt, I am glad I chose to visit Memphis and Sakkara. Hardly anything remains of ancient Memphis, but there is a museum and some worthwhile artifacts. Sakkara however should not be missed for it has the first pyramid which was a step pyramid,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Egypt a trip to Memphis and Sakkara is well worth the visit. So much to see and to learn about.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Saqqara and I was impressed by the improvements. A fine museum dedicated to the legendary architect/healer Imhotep is adjacent. Restoration work is underway.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Reliabill
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Best 3 day tour in Egypt with Manar. She was the most Amazing, nice, patient, professional, knowledgeable guide. I'm so Grateful to have her take the time to show and explain everything in great detail about each site and the history behind...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joaquín G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth crouching over to go inside. The Hieroglyphs are spectacular. They are still finding tombs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mary M
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Response from Mo-Alice | Reviewed this property |
Whichever tour company or guide you use make sure that you are firm about what YOU want to see and do not be rushed around the sites then be taken to a relative`s bazaar,shop or workshop.There are carpet factories on the... More