Memphis and the Ramses statue was a seriously cool thing to see in real life. After seeing the photos and hearing about these things in textbooks, being there firsthand was amazing. I highly recommend seeing Memphis and Sakkara even though some of our guides suggested prioritizing other sites
We got ourselves a guide..Otherwise I don't know what I would think of the tourism in this are. Anyway this place is a must-go as a great historical site.
Managed to slip in through the entry gate at Sakkara because staff were too lazy to come out of their hut. Saw the pyramid first hand and interesting (but washed out) description. Took photos and argued the toss on the way out. Drove over to Memphis which was a nice but very simple display but at a reasonable price. Met... 更多
We booked a tour to see both areas through BA, however the costs of going into the two areas are 40 L.E. and 80 L.E. Memphis is a small open air museum which houses some very well preserved statutes including one of the largest remaining Spinxs' and an amazingly preserved statue of Ramasses II. There are also a couple of... 更多
This was fun! Make sure you visit the back of the booths! The store keepers dig for artifacts in there yards and sell them in the back of the booth! We met on shop keeper with beautiful english! His family runs most of the shops. He stood and talked to us about an hour about life there!
Like Dahsur it is outside Cairo you drive through palm tree farms to reach it. The stark contrast in landscape from the palm trees to endless desert. Less crowded then Giza you almost feel like a lone explorer. It is believed to be one of the first pyramids, also known as the stepped pyramd.
If you have time during your stay in Cairo, I highly recommend hiring a tour guide to take you out to this area. The tombs and structures are fascinating. The walls are covered in hieroglyphics and paintings unlike the Giza sites. I recommend Ibrahim Morgan Tours if you want to go. He knows this site really well and can take... 更多