Day 1, Saqqara (29 images)
Our first day in Egypt included touring Saqqara, the ancient burial ground which served as the necropolis for Memphis, which was the Ancient Capital and the pyramids of Giza. History’s oldest known stone building the Pyramid of Djoser (step pyramid) is in Sakkara. The Step Pyramid was the first pyramid built. It is considered to be the earliest large scale cut-stone construction. Sixteen Egyptian kings also had pyramids built here.

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