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Serving as a necropolis in Ancient Egypt for about 3000 years, Saqqara is one of the richest and largest archeological sites in the whole of Egypt. Its proximity to Memphis, one of Ancient Egypt's greatest capitals, ensured that it contain a vast number of tombs and funerary structures spanning all dynasties. Saqqara's most important tomb, the 3rd Dynasty Step Pyramid of Djoser, predates the Pyramids of Giza and is known to be humanity's first monumental stone structure. A visit to Saqqara is necessary on any itinerary in Egypt to better understand the country's long history. Saqqara happens to be a less popular site among Egypt's mass tourism industry, and is therefore a more pleasant experience than the overcrowded Pyramids of Giza. The vast necropolis, measuring a length of 7km, lies about 30 minutes south of the great city of Cairo.
Saqqara has served as a burial ground for thousands of years. It is thus dotted with numerous tombs and mastabas from... more travel advice
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