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Reviewed 28 April 2020

I definitely suggest checking out these pyramids as well. The Giza Pyramids are amazing and packed with tourists. These(Bent, Step, Red Pyramid) are much older and there were only 6 other people when we were there.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank robbiefitz
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Reviewed 27 April 2020

The Stepped Pyramid in the Saqqara Necropolis, is approximately 25 kilometres south of the Giza Pyramids. The Saqqara Necropolis is an ancient Egyptian mortuary with a vast courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and located near the ancient city of Memphis.

While the Stepped Pyramid is the most famous and prominent structure in this necropolis, there are many other pyramids that can be seen from this elevated site in the surrounding desert. As we trekked around the burial ground, it became very windy and we witnessed several dust devils making their way across the desert.

The history here is awesome - you must visit with a guide.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 26 April 2020

Saqqara was the royal cemetery of ancient Memphis and an active burial ground for over 3500 years. It is Egypt’s largest archeological site. The necropolis consists of eleven major pyramids built for Old Kingdom pharaohs, and hundreds of smaller tombs for their subjects. The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the most famous pyramid at Saqqara. As Egypt’s oldest pyramid built out of stone and not mud bricks, it was the model that subsequent pyramid builders followed. When you admire the Pyramids of Giza, remember that it all started here! The Saqqara Pyramids are part of the pyramid fields that UNESCO inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1979. The main monuments, including the Step Pyramid Complex, are in North Saqqara. This is the area most tours visit. In the distance, we could see the pyramids of South Saqqara but we didn’t stop there.

Date of experience: January 2020
4  Thank Linda Y
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Reviewed 25 April 2020 via mobile

One of the oldest pyramids of Egypt. It is interesting to see and a little different than the other pyramids around Egypt. As with all historic sites they are still doing excavations around this complex and finding new things all the time.

Date of experience: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 April 2020

Saqqara is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid built in about 2650BC under the reign of King Djoser. Located some 30 km south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km. This is where you can see the stepped pyramid and can go inside of some tombs which have more colour artwork than some of the tombs at the Valley of the Kings. The drawings inside the tombs are very well preserved and impressive. The place is more quiet as compared with the Giza. Still, very rich in old monuments

Date of experience: February 2020
2  Thank Kazi Y
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