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Address: Sakkara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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So interesting to see the first kind of pyramid built, and the different improvements made to the original step architectural form. Slowly, on the other pyramids at Saqqara, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So interesting to see the first kind of pyramid built, and the different improvements made to the original step architectural form. Slowly, on the other pyramids at Saqqara, we see the top getting smaller, and finally it's pointed and the sides are no longer visible. For anyone interested in Egyptology, this is fascinating to see how a concept evolved over... More 

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Sparta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to go inside a shaft that is not usually open to the public. It was a stooped, steep trip in but the chamber we entered was BEAUTIFUL- look for stars on the ceiling. Also visit the temple ruins on the site. Lots of camels, donkeys and vendors at this site.

Thank Sherry H
Tinsukia, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what may be called the world’s first pyramids , the world's earliest stone monument, the importance of this structure cannot be stressed. Although not as spectacular as the Giza Pyramids, still the step pyramids should be among the must visit places when in Cairo. The Step Pyramid of Djoser was built as a burial chamber for the Pharaoh... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step Pyramid is the most notable of monuments in Saqqara and is the tomb of king Zoser. It was built by Imhotep and is probably the oldest major stone structure in Egypt. The Step Pyramid is built with locally quarried clay sandstone which is very soft. Entry into the pyramid is not allowed for safety reasons.

Thank Mayur S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 6 mastaba layers of Zoser's pyramid are still quite obvious. Each layer consists of several boulders so the layers appear to be much deeper/wider than those used to construct the Giza Pyramids. The building material, however, seems to be the same - rough cut and dry fitted yellow sandstone- with no trace of its white limestone cladding. Zoser's pyramid... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are also tombs here that are really interesting. We were the only ones visiting on this day so had quite a private tour. If you don't like tip...don't take pictures with any of the locals in it...they will follow you for money.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

There are no great pyramids here since this Egypt oldest and first pyramid. Not much is left from this necropolis but one great attraction is that you can actually walk into the pyramid and see 4,700 years old burial chamber decorated with hieroglyphs describing the life of pharaoh. I am not sure photographing was allowed but our guide took few... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Recently took friends to visit the Step Pyramid and museum in Sakkara. The pyramid is unique in its construction. There are many tombs that can be visited in the area but you need to take an animal or horse-drawn cart to get to most of them. The on-site museum which displays items that have been found on the site is... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This pyramid is worth seeing for the history of Egypt and its pyramids. There are other sights to see in the area.. You will be walking on uneven ground and sand.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Predating the great Pyramids this is worth seeing in its own right. Still very large and even older. Is in a complex of ancient monuments which includes a museum to the great architect.

Thank Mark G

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