"Saqqara and the Step Pyramid" Saqqara Pyramid of Djoser & Necropolis Tip by chizz
Saqqara Pyramid of Djoser & Necropolis, Cairo: 70 reviews and 140 photos
We hired a taxi driver for the day who took us to Saqqara, Memphis and Dashur for 170LE. Our first stop was Saqqara which is around 12 miles from Cairo and takes around 30 minutes to get there by cab/car (traffic permitting). Saqqara is the necropolis of Memphis with the Step Pyramid of King Zoser being the oldest pyramid in the world. The mastabas or burial chambers contain murals of the ancient empire and are worth a quick look.
Entry costs 60LE per adult (as of Nov. 2008) (students and children pay around half price I believe) and includes entry to the Imhotep Museum located by the ticket office. The Museum holds many artifacts and explains the history of Saqqara and you may take photos at no extra cost.
From here, your driver will take you up the hill to the Step Pyramid site where you can take photos and visit the burial chambers (mastabas) and ruins too. You can also see the Dashur Bent Pyramid in the distance from the hill.
Address: Saqqara - 12 miles from Cairo by taxi
Directions: Known by all
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