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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
Southern section

Pyramid of Pepi 2 at South Saqqara, Egypt

Pyramid of Pepi 2.


Pyramid of Pepi 1 at South Saqqara, Egypt

Pyramid of Pepi 1.

Unopened site on the way to South Saqqara

Still not officially opened (it is not fenced in though) and completely unlabelled.


South Saqqara is off limits for tourists, at least that is what the officials at the ticket office at North Saqqara will tell you. But don't mind, get a taxi driver to drive you into the village to the south, and start asking for "Pepi" and "Mastaba Faraoun". You will get directions. Or you can do as I did, walk all the way from North to South by foot, it takes about 50 minutes to an hour to cross to Pyramid Pepi 2.
The walk is interesting, you will see mounds around you that suggest that they were pyramids or large mastabas.
South Saqqara was not an inferior burial ground compared to North Saqqara, and I would say that there is more than enough to see here to have Egyptian authorities put it on the tourist map as soon as possible.



By Tore Kjeilen