Private tour to the Ancient Mempgis Necripolis, Saqqara Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: also spelled Sakkara or Saccara in , is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. Saqqara features numerous pyramids, including the world-famous Step pyramid of Djoser, sometimes referred to as the Step Tomb due to its rectangular base, as well as a number of mastabas (Arabic word meaning 'bench'). Located some 30 km (19 mi) south of modern-day Cairo, Saqqara covers an area of around 7 by 1.5 km (4.35 by 0.93 mi). At Saqqara, the oldest complete stone building complex known in history was built; Djoser's step pyramid, built during the Third Dynasty. Another 16 Egyptian kings built pyramids at Saqqara, which are now in various states of preservation or dilapidation. High officials added private funeral monuments to this necropolis during the entire pharaonic period. It remained an important complex for non-royal burials and cult ceremonies for more than 3,000 years, well into Ptolemaic and Roman times. North of the area known as Saqqara lies Abusir, and south lies Dahshur. The area running from Giza to Dahshur has been used as a necropolis by the inhabitants of Memphis at different times, and it was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979. Some scholars believe that the name Saqqara is not derived from the ancient Egyptian funerary deity, Sokar, but supposedly, from a local Berber Tribe called Beni Saqqar.
Private tour to Saqqara the Step Pyramid the first pyramid in the history, If you are traveling with a partner or with a small group of up to 10 persons you may wish to consider our private Saqqara Tour option. A private tour of Saqqara will allow you to experience the Saqqara and the Step Pyramid of Zocer in the most suitable way for you and your family. Traveling at your own pass, visiting your preferred sites and enjoying the full attention of our experienced private tour guide.
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