"Saqqara" Egypt Favorite Tip by Sharrie

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Favorite thing: Head for SAQQARA: As with Giza, SAQQARA is one of the 2 main neocropolises of Memphis. Here, you'll find the STEP PYRAMID OF DJOSER, the vast funeral complex of the 3-rd Dynasty pharoah. Dated from 2500 BC, it was built by IMHOTEP, the highly talented architect of this complex who was also the pharaoh who founded Memphis!

Fondest memory: Visiting Egyptian monuments are like going back to history lessons & this is definitely not my forte! The future is worth much more to me than the past, so pardon me if I do a bad job here. Imagining the construction of this Pyramid is also way beyond my right frame of mind. Guess I'm lucky to be borned in this new world. Otherwise, I'll most probably be considered an idiot in those days! Oh, by the way, if you want to get a perspective of the size of this gigantic monument, just click on the picture & the enlarged version will allow you to spot those guys right at the base of the pyramid. Now, you get it?!

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  • Updated Apr 24, 2003
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