Saqqara

Saqqara

Saqqara, also spelled Sakkara, is a vast, ancient burial ground in Egypt, serving as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, as part of Memphis and its Necropolis - the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: Giza Governorate

Category: Tombs and Necropolises

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur

Date of Inscription: 1979

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