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Located in Zoser’s funerary complex at Saqqara, this ancient burial chamber was for mummified bulls.
Saqqara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

All carved in the rock this tunnels served as burial places for the holy Apis bulls. Enormous sarcophagus are still in situ. Visitors walk on wooden floors and can admire this unique pieces. The whole site has been renovated: a new entrance, wooden walking floors,...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is where the remains of mummified bulls were found in the 1850's. The Serapeum has only been open 5 years, there are approx. 24 granite sarcophagi all weighing between 50 - 70 tonnes and were brought down from Aswan. Each sarcophagi are in their...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

More than 350 meter Long tunnel with 5 meter height and 3 meter width are manually carved under the mountains of Sakkara from around 3350 years ago leading to more than 24 chamber with the same height and width with length of more than 5...More

Thank Ibrahim E
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I came here on a whim and was so glad I did! Even by the already high standards of ancient Egypt the Serapeum is an incredible feat. Definitely worth the extra stop. It's a 7 min walk from the parking lot to the entrance (which...More

Thank Anna653
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing underground labyrinth of 25 tombs for Apus Bulls ,each tomb of red granite weighs from 70 to 100 tons,with the lids of the tombs at 30 tons,built by Rameses 2 in Saqqara. The workmanship on these tombs are amazing,a must see,how were they able...More

1  Thank orderly
Reviewed 6 May 2016

About 1 km from the Pyramid of Djoser, you can enter the Serapium. a catacomb for entombed holy Apis bulls. The place is huge and they have entombed the bulls for over 2000 years. All the sarcophagusare empty now, but they are very big, in...More

1  Thank Hugo G
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The Serapeum is a fascinating place to see where the Apis bull was immortalised. It is a lovely cool place to wander around and look at and ponder how they would have moved these massive stone sarcorphagi.

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Reviewed 19 July 2015

An ancient Egyptian site where tall people don't need to stoop over. The sheer size of the Apis bull sarcophagi are amazing. One of the pashas tried to give one as a gift to a European dignitary, but his workman were unable to move it...More

1  Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 28 February 2015

One of my favourite places to visit is Saqqara, there is so much to see there. My guide suggested the Serapeum as I had not seen it before and she thought I would like it. The ticket was 100 LE and it was worth it...More

4  Thank Nefertari
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Serapium is a maze of catacombs filled with numerous gigantic sarcophagi that span over one thousand five hundred years. The reason for their staggeringly immense size is because these magnificent sarcophagi once contained mummified bulls.

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