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Memphis and Sakkara

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Memphis and Sakkara

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Free Spirit wrote a review Dec 2020
1,725 contributions527 helpful votes
This was amazing!  Highly recommend.  Stunning and not too many tourists.  Take a guide with you as there is so much history and detail that you would not know otherwise.  I really enjoyed this and glad we came as we debated on doing it.  Most people like us combine Memphis and Sakkara as they are close to each other.  Can be easily done in a morning.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Gmcwh wrote a review Dec 2020
Grangemouth, United Kingdom112 contributions18 helpful votes
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Ignore the negative reviews please, if you manage to travel as far as Egypt then this is a must see. Only a handful of tourists around due to COVID but wouldn’t have missed seeing this. Brilliant. Not the usual glamour of some sites but it’s still once in a lifetime visit.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Takarasina wrote a review Nov 2020
315 contributions52 helpful votes
Don't want to repeat my previous colleagues but just say that these are definitely the attractions to visit. Because it's actually two different places - Saqqara pyramids and necropolis plus an (mostly) open-air museum in nearby Memphis (see my separate review) or, as the locals call it, Manf. As to the Saqqara as such, do visit a Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum (not pharaohs at all - just their servants) tomb which is open for tourists and it is even possible to take pictures and film (!) inside - for a ridiculous baksish/tip covertly given to an attendant - and a policeman! - since in these covid times there's no-one around but those two need to still provide for their families. The stepped Pyramid of Djoser (Step Tomb) and a temple are also impressive. Recommended,
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Date of experience: November 2020
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alexandresfcpg wrote a review Jul 2020
Praia Grande, SP625 contributions130 helpful votes
Um complexo de pirâmides bastante afastado do Cairo, é possível ir de Uber ou motorista particular. Sakkara concentra várias pirâmides, a principal é a de Djoser, a primeira do Egito feita no estilo que conhecemos hoje. Já Memphis é uma antiga capital egípcia que hoje abriga um museu ao céu aberto muito interessante. A complex of pyramids quite far from Cairo, it is possible to go by Uber or private driver. Sakkara concentrates several pyramids, the main one being Djoser, the first in Egypt made in the style we know today. Memphis is an ancient Egyptian capital that now houses a very interesting open air museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Linda Y wrote a review Apr 2020
Frisco, Texas3,702 contributions3,444 helpful votes
Our group visited Memphis and Sakkara with Gate 1 Travel as a half-day tour out of Cairo (about a 45 min drive each way). The pyramid fields that stretch from Giza to Dahshur are all part of the same UNESCO World Heritage site that was inscribed in 1979. The Memphis Historical site, an open-air museum consisting of mainly ruins and several interesting artifacts, provides a glimpse of ancient Memphis. Sakkara is more impressive. It is Egypt’s largest archaeological site and is divided into North and South areas. The main monuments, including the step pyramid, are in North Sakkara which is where most tours stop. Memphis and Sakkara are only about 20 minutes apart so these two sites can easily be visited on the same tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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