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Address: Saqqara, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Located in Zoser’s funerary complex at Saqqara, this ancient burial chamber...

Located in Zoser’s funerary complex at Saqqara, this ancient burial chamber was for mummified bulls.

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Magnificent manually carved tunnel !!

More than 350 meter Long tunnel with 5 meter height and 3 meter width are manually carved under the mountains of Sakkara from around 3350 years ago leading to more than 24 chamber... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

More than 350 meter Long tunnel with 5 meter height and 3 meter width are manually carved under the mountains of Sakkara from around 3350 years ago leading to more than 24 chamber with the same height and width with length of more than 5 meters to host the mummified bulls representing Apis the Egyptian deity The location is in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I came here on a whim and was so glad I did! Even by the already high standards of ancient Egypt the Serapeum is an incredible feat. Definitely worth the extra stop. It's a 7 min walk from the parking lot to the entrance (which can seem like a lot during a sandstorm!) and a couple flights of stairs, but... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing underground labyrinth of 25 tombs for Apus Bulls ,each tomb of red granite weighs from 70 to 100 tons,with the lids of the tombs at 30 tons,built by Rameses 2 in Saqqara. The workmanship on these tombs are amazing,a must see,how were they able too do such detail work is beyond belief. I am very happy that my guide... More 

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Alphen aan de Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

About 1 km from the Pyramid of Djoser, you can enter the Serapium. a catacomb for entombed holy Apis bulls. The place is huge and they have entombed the bulls for over 2000 years. All the sarcophagusare empty now, but they are very big, in one of the hallways you can find an unfished one, still massive a waiting for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The Serapeum is a fascinating place to see where the Apis bull was immortalised. It is a lovely cool place to wander around and look at and ponder how they would have moved these massive stone sarcorphagi.

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

An ancient Egyptian site where tall people don't need to stoop over. The sheer size of the Apis bull sarcophagi are amazing. One of the pashas tried to give one as a gift to a European dignitary, but his workman were unable to move it or its lid very far. They still rest on the floor of the hallway. Just... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015

One of my favourite places to visit is Saqqara, there is so much to see there. My guide suggested the Serapeum as I had not seen it before and she thought I would like it. The ticket was 100 LE and it was worth it in my opinion. I was very impressed, it is a clean site compared to other... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Serapium is a maze of catacombs filled with numerous gigantic sarcophagi that span over one thousand five hundred years. The reason for their staggeringly immense size is because these magnificent sarcophagi once contained mummified bulls.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

The Serapium is closed for visitors, it is under restauration. On the way to the mastaba of Ti, we can see the Philosophers tomb, very neglected, under sand and dirt - nobody is there to take care of it, though it is obvious, they have made the area, ready for visitor. The stairs are eventually there, to go down... Very... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

These 1st century Roman statues sit neglected and overlooked at Saqqara. Their sand-filled dirty area will not turn glance or steps from tourists walking to the excellent tomb of Ti.

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