Your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel to start the tour with Sakkara. Sakkara was the main necropolis of the old kingdom era. It is a great archeological site where the famous and multi-titled architect Imhotep built the oldest pyramid in Egypt. The first stone structure is 4800 years and was erected in the form of huge solid steps on top of each. (The name Step Pyramid is quite suitable). you will learn the development of the royal tomb structure in the complex step pyramid.
Your tour guide will accompany you inside one of the tombs of the nobles (the tomb of Kagmini) to see murals reflecting daily life activities in ancient Egypt. Moreover, you have the chance to enter the pyramid of Titi, where you can see the oldest form of the pyramid text written in Hieroglyphics on the chamber walls (4340 years old.
Memphis is your second destination to visit the open-air museum in the city. In Memphis, you will see the second-largest Sphinx in Egypt, known as the alabaster Sphinx, the lying colossus of Ramses II that is a masterpiece and a strong proof of how Egyptian sculpture reached its peak. You will also see many more monuments dug in this great city. Memphis was the first capital city of Egypt after the unity of the Southern and Northern kingdoms. Enjoy all the beautiful monuments on display in the open museum.
The next stop will be at Dahshour, an archeological site five miles from Sakkara. There are three pyramids in this untrodden place: the Bent pyramid, and the North or Red pyramid. Both belong to the pharaoh Snefru, the founder of the 4th dynasty while the third pyramid belongs to his wife Queen Step Heres.
In this place, you will visit the Bent Pyramid, the first attempt to develop the Step pyramids' shape. This pyramid looks fascinating with its two-level form and its beautiful soft casing layer. Move around this pyramid and look at the queen's small pyramid.
Then, stop at the Red or North pyramid. This one is the first true and complete pyramid in ancient Egypt. You will learn about the development of the royal tomb structure in the Old Kingdom. You can enter the chamber of this pyramid, which is quite an experience to go through the narrow tunnel to the chamber.
At the end of the tour, drive back to your hotel
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