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Memphis and Sakkara

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Address: Cairo 11655, Egypt
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Half-Day Tour from Cairo: Dahshur Pyramids Sakkara and Memphis City
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memphis was once the capital of egypt but now only a few exhibits in the open air museum dont do justice to its status. the sphinx here has a nose but has no other details. the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

memphis was once the capital of egypt but now only a few exhibits in the open air museum dont do justice to its status. the sphinx here has a nose but has no other details. the giant lying down statue of Ramses 2 is worth the visit. yet as a stand alone attraction... u can give it a miss

Thank babuchNashik
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good locations and history but you will need a guide for explanation and get in and out without any problems. More to be seen in a single visit. Currently scaffolding on one side of step pyramid

Thank Mickey J
Ahmedabad, India
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66 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit this place once in your life. You need to appreciate the fact this is almost 5000 years old!

Thank Pankaj50
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are also worth visitng when you compare the experience with Pyramids of GIZA.. Sakkara has a lot of history and better to get a guide. Memphis is worth seeing the lying down statue of Ramses..

Thank Arjuntheworldshuffle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much history here ... oldest standing pyramid thousands of years old ... this is a must do!

Thank Jeff T
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a half day tour of Sakkara and Memphis on the recommendation of Mamdouh a tour guide from Youregypttours who I had used on an earlier tour. We arrived early at the site, which we had almost to ourselves! An extensive site with a stepped pyramid,a forerunner of pyramids as we know them. It is the tomb decoration that... More 

Thank t0ny0710
Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have the time I would definitely recommend a trip to both these places. Memphis has a small museum with some really well preserved statues and Sakkara has some unusual pyramids and tombs. They are both a bit out of the way but make a nice day trip if you include Dahshur as well.

Thank Caz C
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is an outdoor museum of antiquities from the town. While the museum is quite small, it contains two huge, spectacular and beautiful statues of Ramses II.

Thank NicJBoston
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Awesome, the museum at Sakkara full of information (learned a lot), the pyramid, the temple its columns, we were able to go inside way down a pyramid

Thank Marlene A
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited Memphis and Sakkara with our tour guide. Sakkara has a museum that explain very well the ancient site of Sakkara. Memphis museum is small but nice because of the large staue of Ramses. Nearby we also visited the oldest pyramid where the building went wrong (as you can see) and was never used as burrial place. I also... More 

Thank Luc T

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