Loading
 
Premium Listing @ 9.95 per month | Know More
     
 
 
 
 

 

Saqqara Pyramids
 
Saqqara Pyramids

Time has all but erased the once mighty Memphis from the Egyptian landscape, however, the city of the dead has been excavated and exhumed from the desert sands, the vast necropolis of Saqqara. Memphis is some 23km south of central Cairo, in the center of the floodplain on the western side of the Nile. Memphis was traditionally founded in 3000 BC by Menes, the legendary figure credited with the creation of a politically unified Egypt. Memphis served as the effective administrative capital of the country during the Old Kingdom and partly in later times.

It's eleven pyramids, countless mastabas and lone Coptic monastery stretch over 7km from north to south, and span three and a half thousand years of Egyptian civilisation. At its centre sits King Djoser's Stepped Pyramid, the very first pyramid and the first great stone structure in the world. North of the pyramid, inside a stone serdab, sits the Ancient Pharaoh himself.

Saqqara also includes the Serapeum, represented by a life-sized sculpture of limestone, the original of which is in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and an astonishing collection of mummified Apis bulls in gargantuan granite coffins. Of its eleven pyramids, King Teti boasts the best preserved burial chamber, with pyramid text lined walls mapping out his journey to the afterlife. The walls of Mereruka's multichambered maze-like tomb are covered with exquisite murals, showing scenes of everyday life.

What to see in Saqqara

Zoser's funerary complex, Mereruka's tomb, Serapeum

Source:http://www.egypt.travel/index.php


Premium Deals
Greece @ Two Day Delphi Tour From Athens
Explore with this 2-day trip to Delphi the navel of the ancient Greek world, a place where many believe to have a special magic and report being moved spirit..

Singapore @ 3D 2N Singapore With Sentosa
City Tour and proceed to Sentosa - Underwater World, Dolphin Lagoon & Songs of the Sea. Much more....

Zimbabwe @ 5 Day Elephant Route Safari
The 5 Day Elephant Route safari is an intimate safari that goes off the beaten track by staying at Private Game Reserves at Zimbabwe’s mighty Victoria Falls a..

Laos @ Majestic Laos
Explore Laos with major sights of Vientiane including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple ..

Myanmar @ Relaxing Myanmar Tour
Explore one of Myanmar’s Landmarks, Kyaikhtiyo, the Golden Rock. Only 5 hours drive to North East of Yangon. The magnificent ‘Golden Rock’ is an important..

Malaysia @ 4D/3N PADI Open Water Course Package on Tioman Island
The PADI Open Water Course (OWD) is your first step into Scuba Diving and certifies you to dive anywhere in the world together with a diving buddy to a maximum ..

Kenya @ 6 Days Best Of Kenya Safari Masai Mara/L.Nakuru/Amboseli
This tour is a great exploration of the Kenya beauty which guarantees all the Big Five among other great animals which really inhabit in this 3 parks.The tour s..

Cameroon @ Tri National Safari
Explore the core of the Congo basin visiting the tri - national park that comprises Lobeke in Cameroon, Nouabale Ndoki in Congo and Dzanga Sangha in Central Afr..

Jordan @ Arabic Language & Intercultural Experience Tour
In this tour, you will learn Arabic from Native speakers in Petra. The world wonder red-rose city Petra is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and g..

Cambodia @ 10 Day Mekong Wanderer Motorbike Tour
A ten day tour that takes in some of the attractions of Phnom Penh before setting out up the Mekong River. We visit cultural and natural sites along the river b..