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Pyramid of Unas

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Pyramid of Unas

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South of the Step Pyramid Saqqara, Saqqara 11511 Egypt
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KarenAzinger wrote a review Mar 2020
Portland82 contributions46 helpful votes
Most people visit Saqqara to see the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, and rightfully so, but while you are there, don't miss out on the Pyramid of Unas. From the outside, this looks like a tumbledown eroded old pyramid, but don't let the outside fool you. This is a pyramid you need to see from the inside. So get your Indiana Jones on and descend the ramp into the heart of the pyramid. You've got to bend over and crouch your way down but it is worth it. The chambers at the bottom are the first to be covered in pyramid text, the earliest version of the Book of the Dead. And the burnished sandstone glows golden in the dim light. This pyramid was a delightful and fun surprise. Don't miss out on the chance to explore the inside of this pyramid!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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DEK_29 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia1,087 contributions1,051 helpful votes
Unas's pyramid is one of those that most people do not visit especially with all the other sites to visit at Saqqara. Often dismissed as an insignificant pile of rubble, this pyramid of a fifth dynasty pharaoh marks a turning point in pyramid construction. Unas's reigned for about thirty years and his pyramid was one of the smallest built during the Old Kingdom. The Pyramid Texts, were the central innovation of Unas's pyramid alhough they first written the pyramid, many are significantly older. These texts were written within most of the pyramids that were built after the reign of Unas. Later these texts were applied to coffins (coffin texts) and finally to papyrus. Well worth a look to see the Pyramid Texts in their early form.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Vincent R. wrote a review Dec 2019
Amersfoort, The Netherlands514 contributions69 helpful votes
Of course, when visiting Egypt, you must see the piramids. The piramids are special each on their own, so take time to see the most important ones. In and around Unas, you can finds some beautifull paintings.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Siva Kota wrote a review Nov 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates149 contributions46 helpful votes
Its a damaged pyramid of King Unas more or less looks like a heap of sand and stones. Quite close to Step pyramids and Serapium in Saqqara area. Ususally they don't allow you inside but you can talk to local caretakers for the same. Inside when you enter via a tunnel, you will reach the chamber to see a sarcophagus and nice hieroglyphic scripts on wall. Beside this there is an additional chamber (witness the reverbartion within)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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RobertFGCarter wrote a review Nov 2019
Fareham, United Kingdom1,297 contributions285 helpful votes
Made of mud brick, so hasn't stood up to the test of time as well as the stone monuments, but still fascinating.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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