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Saqqara, Egypt

Saqqara is an ancient necropolis in northern Egypt near Giza. It contains a number of fascinating funerary monuments, including tombs, mastabas, temples and pyramids. Together with those of Giza and Dahshur, these "pyramid fields" have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • Saqqara Map Our detailed, interactive city map of Saqqara, showing the location of sacred sites and religious attractions.
  • Saqqara Photos Our galleries of hand-selected photos of religious sites in Saqqara.
  • Saqqara Books Selected travel guides and other books on Saqqara.

Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Saqqara

  • Mastaba of Mereruka
    Built for a pharaoh's vizier c.2200 BC, the Mastaba (flat-topped tomb) of Mereruka has 32 rooms and featured detailed decoration inside.
  • Step Pyramid of Djoser
    The Step Pyramid at Djoser was the first of the Egyptian pyramids to be built. Its architect, Imhotep, was later deified and identified with the Greek god of healing, Asclepius.