Explore the site of Saqqara which is the home of eleven royal pyramids through a Day Trip to Saqqara Necropolis from Cairo, you will see the first stone pyramid made for King Djoser as well as the tombs of the nobles and the Pyramid of King Teti from the 6th dynasty.
Price : 40.00 $
Saqqara Step Pyramid, which is considered one of the funerary complex of King Djoser of the old kingdom and also considered to be the oldest stone building in the world. Designed by the genius architect Imhotep by orders from King Djoser of the third dynasty in ancient Egypt history, the pyramid is a bizarre stepped pyramid consisting of 6 rectangular steps, was built about 4700 years ago to commemorate the king's legacy and serve as a burial place where the pharaoh god will rest in peace before being resurrected once again in the heaven to guarantee the stability of the universe. According to ancient Egyptian tradition, the Pharaoh was not just a ruler on earth, but also a deity or son of the Sun God Amun-Ra who will act as the servant for God´s will and the mediator between Gods of ancient Egypt and the people. So building such huge pyramids was a majority demand To guarantee a better life for them and their children after them.
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Your Private tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to start one of the most amazing Tours from Cairo, The Day Trip to Saqqara Necropolis, which is about 30 kilometers north of the capital where the first-ever known pyramid in history persists, Djoser Step Pyramid, the pyramid that signifies the development of the mastaba tombs till it gets to be the perfect-shaped pyramid that we know nowadays, whose secrets still need to be discovered, did not get popular because it was the first large stone pyramid in ancient Egypt, but because of its construction of primitive materials such as clay bricks only., you can go inside one of the pyramids in Saqqara which don't require the booking of an extra ticket, like the Pyramid of King Teti or the Pyramid of Unas, the last King of the fifth dynasty also is open to visitors where you can visit one of the Tombs of the Nobles at Saqqara, like the tomb of Kagemni.
You will see the different carvings of all kinds of daily life scenes in ancient Egypt with all its activities clearly seen like harvesting, fishing, hunting, and animal sacrificing scenes, painted in bright colors on the walls and burial chambers of those rock-cut tombs that some of them still retain the original colors.
Continue Cairo sightseeing tours to explore the museum of Imhotep. The museum is one of several halls with more than 500 rare artifacts extracted from the Saqqara archaeological site. The exhibition includes a model of the Zoser funerary collection, and one of the museum's halls is created in the form of a complete cemetery featuring a mummy, a wooden coffin and a number of pottery and pasteurized pots.
You can ask your private Egyptologist to take you to government authorized bazaars to learn about ancient Egyptian handicrafts and to buy souvenirs that will remind you of your lovely Tours to Egypt.
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