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Saqqara



Saqqara
Introduction

1. Zoser's step pyramid

2. Entrance and Hall

3. Mortuary temple

4. Meet Zoser

5. Heb-Sed Court

6. House of South

7. Pyramid of Unas

8. Causeway; boat pits

9. Valley Temple

10. Tomb of Horemheb

11. Saite & Persian tombs

12. Sekhemkhet pyramid

13. Teti pyramid

14. Entering the tomb

15. Mastabas

16. Mereruka

17. Ti

18. Kagemni

19. Akhti-Hotep and Ptah-Hotep

20. Pyramid of Userkaf

21. 1. & 3.Dynasty Tombs

22. Philsopher's Circle

23. Serapeum

South Saqqara

25. Pepi 2 pyramid

26. Faraoun mastaba

27. Pepi 1 pyramid

28. Djedkare pyramid

29. Merenre pyramid

30. Ibi pyramid

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SAQQARA
When civilization began

Saqqara, Egypt


Saqqara, Egypt

Stepping by the Pyramid of Unas.


The funerary complex around Saqqara is even older than the Pyramids of Giza, and among the oldest ruins you'll find in the whole of Egypt. Apart from that, Saqqara is not great until you feel the history. The pyramid of Zoser was the biggest structure ever built in stone, but was lower than the smallest of the three pyramids of Giza. Now both the casing is gone and nature has worn off even more.
But those who feel like taking a journey back in time, there is a lot to discover around Saqqara. A good guide, either in the shape of a book or a true tourist guide, is needed. Saqqara is a place where it will be silly just walking around, there are too many stories you won't discover from the sand and the stones alone.
Saqqara, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen