Travel Guide to Saqqara
The Travel Guide to Saqqara highlights
the most important places to visit in this area of Egypt and its
significance to the history of Egypt together with Ancient Egyptian
facts and information about Saqqara. The village of Saqqara is 33
kilometers from Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Saqqara is famous for the
pyramids and tombs which were built throughout Ancient Egypt and dating
from the Predynastic period to the late periods of Ancient Egyptian
History. Saqqara is located just 3km from the city of Memphis, which was
one of the ancient capitals of Egypt. Saqqara was therefore used as the
main cemetery for royalty and nobles who lived in Memphis.
Location of Saqqara
Our Egypt travel guide
differentiates between the sites of Upper and Lower Egypt. Ancient Egypt
originally consisted of two parts which were called Upper and Lower
Egypt. Saqqara is located in
Upper Egypt was the valley area in the South and Lower Egypt was
the delta area in the North. Upper and Lower Egypt each had their own
governments and rulers. These two parts Egypt were eventually united in
3118BC. Plan your Tour of Egypt around the most important and ancient sites of Lower Egypt, including Saqqara, using our travel guide.
Places to Visit and
tour in Saqqara
The most famous places to visit in
Saqqara are as follows:
- The Step Pyramid of King Djoser
- The Pyramid of
- The Pyramid of
- The Tombs of
Nefer, Princess Idut, Mehu, Mereruka, Kagemni,
Neferseshemptah and Ankhmahor
- The mastaba tomb
The Step Pyramid of
King Djoser at Saqqara
The Step Pyramid is a monument to
the Pharaoh Djoser (2668 - 2649BC) of the 3rd Dynasty.
The Pyramid of Teti
I at Saqqara
The Pyramid of Teti I is a monument
to the Pharaoh Teti I (2345 - 2333BC) of the 6th Dynasty.
The Pyramid of Unas
The Pyramid of Unas is a monument to
the Pharaoh Unas (2375 - 2345 BC) of the 5th Dynasty.
Saqqara - The Tombs
of Nefer, Princess Idut, Mehu, Mereruka, Kagemni, Neferseshemptah,
Ankhmahor and the mastaba tomb of Ti
The mastaba tomb of Ti was built for a high official who served the
pharaohs during the 5th dynasty.
The mastaba tomb of Ti was discovered in
1865 by the French archaeologist Auguste Mariette (1821 – 1881). Other tombs found at Saqqara include those of high ranking royalty, viziers and nobles
include Nefer (5th Dynasty ), Princess Idut (5th Dynasty), Mehu (6th
Dynasty), Mereruka (6th Dynasty), Kagemni (6th Dynasty), Neferseshemptah
(6th Dynasty) and Ankhmahor (6th Dynasty).
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