Historic Site in Cairo

Saqqara Pyramid
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Saqqara, the extensive necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, is located approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) south of downtown Cairo. Named after the Memphite god of the dead, Sokar, it is Egypt’s largest archaeological site.

Although its pyramids may not be as well-known as those in neighboring Giza, some of them, such as the iconic Pyramid of Djoser, are much older. These trendsetting structures are a must-see for anyone interested in archaeology and are among the country’s most significant ancient sights.

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Visiting Saqqara

Address: Saqqara Necropolis, Badrshein, Egypt
Duration: 20 minutes
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