Memphis and Sakkara

Memphis and Sakkara

Isn’t it great to see two of Giza’s great sights within a day?

The Saqqara complex is one of the great and favored Pyramids sights in Giza. Not only is it where you will find the world’s first building structure, the Stepped Pyramid of Djoser, but there is also a funerary and tombs that are accessible. The tombs have been greatly preserved which means visitors can clearly see the hieroglyphics and writings on the interior walls. It may even be considered one of the best preserved in the country.

People who have visited Egypt more than once would suggest visiting the Saqqara complex first before having a one on one with the Great Pyramids of Giza. It simply makes sense to them to see the very first pyramid and then moving on to the others.
The area of Memphis is home to a small but ample sized museum that is home to the “resting” statue of the great king Ramses II. It is a colossal statue that has everyone in awe for its sheer size and well preserved details. While driving to and from Memphis, one is surrounded by lush, green farm lands. It is quite an contrast to the stretches of desert on the opposite side. Not many people take the decision to visit Memphis. For those who follow guide books, they would know that the country’s only alabaster Sphinx is situated here and although there is not a lot of history behind this remarkable piece of art, it is beautifully preserved and well worth the drive.

So it is safe to say that both these remarkable sights can be visited in one day. Memphis may not have a large number of relics on display, but the fact that one steps on the soil of ancient Memphis may mean a lot to those treasure hunters of the Pharaonic times.