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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
Practicalities

Despite being such a great tourist destination, there are few amenities near the Saqqara funerary area. There is one tourist village, which is average in price and quality. This would also be the place to eat.
Why nobody have come up with the idea of setting up a cafe/restaurant next to the entrance of Zoser's funerary complex is strange. It sure gets hot out here, and that water bottle you bought soon goes empty.
Getting out here is another challenge. There is next to no form of public transport. The most convenient transportation will be your own taxi, but get your deal for a round trip. There are no free cabs around here!
But if you have enough time, the nicest way of getting here/or out, is by camel or horse through the desert from the pyramids at Giza or even Dahshur. Just note that this steals so much time, that you will not be able to see both sites in the same day. Should you chose this form of travel, try to get a stop at the sites in between. Between Giza and Saqqara: The Pyramid of Khaba, the Sun Temples at Abu Gharab and the 5th Dynasty pyramids at Abu Sir. Between Saqqara and Dahshur: The pyramids at South Saqqara.



By Tore Kjeilen