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Discover Cairo: Old Capital of Memphis and Step Pyramid of Sakkara Private...
Ranked #24 of 311 things to do in Cairo
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Climbing it a bit was a challange for me but it was worthed.
I took some pictures that will be treasured. It makes you wonder how they have made these. The engineering behind it. So beautiful.

Visited November 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Unique and separate from its Giza cousins, this Pyramid is every bit as significant with its vast grounds, plaza and site placement relevant to the evolution of the Egyptian tomb and temples.

Visited November 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“step pyramid saq qara”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

this pyramid which can be seen from the pyramids of the giza plateau, lies approx. 7 kilometers
from the great pyramid and can be reached by a short drive in either a car or taxi. you enter the
area and can go within 50 metres of the step pyramid, which is a wonderful sight, the entrance
is on the iside facing giza, there are 3 tombs you can visit, the stepped pyramid and 2 tombs of
nobles, I find the nobles tombs are the most interesting, the paintings on the walls are in excellant condition, and picture the life of hunters with waterfowl also the life of peasants in their labours. next to the bent pyramid is the funeral complex and the mortuary temples. there is a lot
to see on this sight at least three hours needed to get around this complex. on departure at the
car park you can see the bent pyramid, about 3 kilometers further south. a wonderful day out.

Visited May 2013
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Austin, Texas
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66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Have to see it”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This site is not as well known as Giza but this is where pyramid building all started! It was hot and there's little shade but it's so worth really taking the time to walk up to the pyramid and see the murals and tombs. There are other dig sites around it so I imagine in its day - it was an amazing place! Our guide provided some amazing historical facts that makes this place very special.

Visited September 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Remarkable, extensive, & not crowded”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

This is a very, very old and imposing structure. Do not just think of it as a tryout for the well-know trio of pyramids. It is quite impressive and fascinating in its own right. From the extensive surrounding buildings came must of the style that we associate with Egyptian art and construction. Somehow I found this gorgeous, somewhat melancholy, impressive place spoke of empire and power in a way that the better known pyramids did not.

Visited August 2012
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