Explore Sakkara Pyramids and Attractions , Find Things to see in Sakkara visit the tombs of the Nobel of Sakkara and explore many Pyramids from the old Kingdom and Imhotep Museum and the new discovered tombs and Mummies in Sakkara Necropolis of ancient Egypt.
Sakkara or also spelled Saqqara is the biggest burial ground in Ancient Egypt, serving as the Necropolis for the
Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis in the Old kingdom the Era of the Pyramids
Sakkara Necropolises is considered as an open book for the ancient Egyptian history Sakkara it was used
As a burial place form the early Dynastic period and then became the main Burial place for the old kingdom
and it was used through the ancient history till the Greco-Roman time.
Best Places to Visit in Sakkara
Step Pyramid of King Zoser and complex.
Sakkara is famous by its pyramid, the first and the oldest pyramid in Egypt and the oldest free-standing stone structure ever discovered in the history, Saqqara pyramid is considered an evolution in the concept of pyramids from the simple mastaba to the pyramid, its known form Zoser’s royal tomb was in the traditional rectangular mastaba form to the step pyramids of the king Zoser how ruled Egypt for 18 years from 2605 BC, it began as a normal mastaba,which was the first tombs of the pharaohs, they were made from sun dried mud brick and most have long since crumbled to dust, but was subsequently enlarged by adding one mastaba on top of another until it consisted of six terraces some 200ft high.
The surface was originally encased in smooth white limestone which must have caught the sun light and reflected its rays.
The architect of this pyramid is Imhotep he acted also as planner, structural engineer, Adviser, astronomer and High Priest, also he was a doctor so he worshipped as a god by the Greeks.
Tombs in Sakkara Mastaba Tombs
Sakkara Necropolises has countless number of Tombs from the old kingdom till the Greco-Roman time
Many archaeological expedition still working in Sakkara and every day they give us new
Discoveries such as tombs and temples and Statues and more.
Sakkara has many tombs from all the ages of the ancient history ‘but the best preserved tombs
Are in The fifth and sixth dynasty this era lest us many amazing tombs for the Nobels and high officials
We will give you a quick notice about the most important tombs in Sakkara.
The Mastaba of Kagemni
This Mastaba tomb belongs to an official who was appointed as a chief of justice, the highest governmental post in old Egypt, in the reign of the king Teti the first king of the 6th dynasty.
The Mastaba tomb of Mereruka
Mereruka held many important official posts during the reign of Teti like the Chief Justice and vizier, Inspector of Priests attached to the Pyramid of Teti, Scribe of the Divine Books, and Chief Lector Priest. It seems like he was one of the most favorite men of Teti reign and this obvious from his tomb
The size of this tomb and the colors and the scenes of offerings, fishing, Scenes showing the milking and herding of cattle the tomb of Mereruka is one of the best tomb you should visit in Skkkara.
The Tomb of Ankh Mahor (the Physicians tomb)
Ankh Mahor was the ( Ka- Priest ) during the reign of king Teti of the 6th Dynasty
His tomb known by (the Physicians tomb) because the medical scenes and circumcision scenes.
This tomb will let you study about the medicine in ancient Egypt.
Pyramid of king Titi
Pyramid of king Titi of the sixth dynasty what make these pyramids unique is (The pyramid texts)
A group of spells and Hieroglyphic texts protect the Dead king in his afterlife Journey.
You can get inside these Pyramids and enjoy amazing text and colors still exist till now.
The Pyramid of king Unas
One of the most important Place to visit in Sakkara is the Pyramid of King Unas the last Pharaoh of the fifth Dynasty it has the best inscriptions that called The Pyramid texts.
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