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Address: South of the Step Pyramid | Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
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Interesting Pyramid Texts

There isn't much left of Unas' pyramid, but what is unusual here are the pyramid texts in the burial chamber. These cover all the walls of both chambers and gave Egyptologists a... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Craig T
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

There isn't much left of Unas' pyramid, but what is unusual here are the pyramid texts in the burial chamber. These cover all the walls of both chambers and gave Egyptologists a real insight into the Egyptian religion.

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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Probably this is the best pyramid burial chamber you would ever seen, as its wall is fully covered with ancient Egyptian texts and carvings of what is known as the pyramid text which guide and protect the king through his after life. You will see also a decorative pattern that still hold its colors in addition to the black basalt... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Don't dismiss this rather sad Pyramid which looks more like a small hill, than a royal Pyramid. Unlike the step climb into the Giza Pyramid, this is on a more gentler recline. Beware of the low headroom,in the passageway but once you enter the burial chamber, you will be able to stand upright. Inside the chamber you will find walls... More 

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Thank Swisshen
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

From a distance, this pyramid in Saqquara (just outside Cairo) looks like a derelict pile of rocks. That's exactly what it is; the last 2000 years haven't been particularly kind to it. But if the burial chamber inside is open---and a person is capable of climbing down a not-so-steep ladder, and crouching his/her way through a 4.5 foot high stone... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

One of the oldest pyramids which looks like just a pile of stones if you don't look carefully. Actually a very ancient monument. Worth taking on on tour.

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Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

But still cool to see because it's ancient. Make sure to go to the Mikerinos pyramid next to it since you can go inside and see where the tomb was located, and the step pyramid on the other side (oldest known stone structure).

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you don't know about the Pyramid of Unas prior to your arrival the Saqqara complex, you probably won't even notice it. Nearly totally in ruins now (the lower couple rows of blocks are still there), this pyramid once stood about 140ft tall and was built in around mid-2300 BC. Access to the burial chamber isn't always open, but with... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

We were lucky enough to visit the burial chamber and walking to the chamber was unexpected. The entrance has a low-ceiling, so tall people 5'10" and above need to bend over and walk slowly for about 500ft. to get to the burial chamber. During the heat it can be a difficult and sweaty walk but once inside the chamber it's... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The pyramids of Unas and Teti, both at Saqqara, are virtually identical. Both have a very deteriorated exterior, but both also have pyramid text completely covering the inner chamber walls. This will be your only chance to see hieroglyphs inside any pyramid in Egypt (accessible to tourists). The pyramid of Unas is the oldest pyramid to be discovered containing pyramid... More 

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The Pyramid Complex of Unas is located in the pyramid field at Saqqara, near Cairo in Egypt. The pyramid of Unas of the Fifth Dynasty (originally known as Beautiful are the places of Unas) is now ruined, and looks more like a small hill than a royal pyramid. It was investigated by Perring and then Lepsius, but it was Gaston... More 

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