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Step Pyramid of Djoser

584 Reviews

Step Pyramid of Djoser

584 Reviews
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Check off three of Cairo’s most important ancient Egyptian sites in a day with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Start at Giza, home to the three Great Pyramids, the Valley Temple, and the majestic Sphinx. After a restaurant lunch, travel to Saqqara, an ancient cemetery known for Egypt’s first true pyramid. Finish with a visit to Memphis, city of the pharaohs who built these ancient tombs.
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robbiefitz wrote a review Apr. 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada715 contributions104 helpful votes
Absolutely jaw dropping, you see it on TV and think wow that's cool, you actually see them in person and go inside of them and it's a whole different story; I felt like Indiana Jones! One of the oldest pyramids in Egypt.
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Date of experience: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Linda Y wrote a review Apr. 2020
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,736 helpful votes
The Step Pyramid of Djoser was completed in 2650 BC for the pharaoh Djoser. It’s located in the Saqqara Necropolis, which was the royal cemetery of ancient Memphis. Memphis and its Necropolis, as part of the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur, were named a World Heritage Site in 1979. The step pyramid gets its name for its unique shape which consists of six multiple layers, or steps, stacked on top of each other. More importantly, it was the first monument built from stones and not mudbrick mustabas. The Step Pyramid was the blueprint for all the pyramids that followed!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Kazi Y wrote a review Apr. 2020
Dhaka City, Bangladesh128 contributions62 helpful votes
The Step Pyramid is Saqqara's most popular sight, but the entire area is littered with gorgeously painted tombs, which are well worth spending a few hours exploring.Although Djoser oversaw many large construction projects, the Step Pyramid is the most iconic. The Pyramid has six layers and it is 60 m high. Step pyramids were created to serve as elaborate burial grounds for royalty. This site is always crowded with tourists so try to be here as early as possible. I am wondered how do the Egyptians build the pyramids 4.5 thousand years ago?
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Date of experience: February 2020
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shapgo wrote a review Mar. 2020
Hartsdale, New York1,038 contributions469 helpful votes
This is one of the oldest stone structures in the world. It is different than the famous 3 pyramids of Giza because it was constructed in steps. Visit the whole complex since there is much to see and great photo ops.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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KarenAzinger wrote a review Mar. 2020
Portland82 contributions69 helpful votes
After visiting Giza, if you still want more pyramid action, then Saqqara is the place to go next. Definitely see the impressive Step Pyramid, unique in Egypt. Then visit the small pyramid of Unas. You can go inside Unas where you will find the first pyramid text written on the tomb walls. Very beautiful and very Indiana Jones. So go to Saqqarra and see both of these pyramids, you will not be disappointed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
2 Helpful votes
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