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Abu Sir

Abu Sir

1. Neferirkare pyramid

2. Nyuserre pyramid

3. Sahure pyramid

4. Raneferef pyramid

5. Khentkawes pyramid

6. Lepsius' unknown


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Eat and Sleep
There is nothing to find adjacent to the complex of Abu Sir, and the village that has given the area its name, nothing is arranged to meet the needs of tourism.
Spend the night in Cairo.

Getting to Abu Sir is a bit complex, something that adds to the total experience. Best is setting out from Saqqara, where you can walk the 6 km north, or rent a horse or a camel (US$8 both ways). Another possibility is making a stop on a round trip from Giza to Saqqara.

Going Next
3 (foot, camel) or 10 (car) km south: Saqqara
1 km (foot, camel) north: Sun Temples at Abu Ghurab
7 (foot, camel) 15 (car) car north: Zawiyet el-Aryan
12 (foot, camel) 20 (car) north: Pyramids of Giza

By Tore Kjeilen