Available Every day
Up to 24 hours in advance
Secure your spot while staying flexible
|07:00||Meet with the guide in your Cairo hotel|
|07:15||Transfer to Saqqara|
|08:00||Visit to Imhotep museum|
|10:00||Visit to Unas Pyramid|
|10:30||Tour inside the pyramid|
|12:00||Back to your hotel|
You have a great chance to visit a very unique pyramid, situated in Saqqara, where first Pyramids Texts were found. After very many years of restoration the pyramid is open to public and you can now enter inside and see the unique texts written on the walls of the pyramid.
The pyramid of Unas is famous for its vertical columns of hieroglyphic inscriptions known as the Pyramid texts, since it was the 1st pyramid in Egypt to have this text. The texts are the earliest and the least corrupted of the mortuary literature of ancient Egypt. These texts contain some 712 utterances. The texts consist of a collection of magical spells assembled in no fixed order. The purpose of these texts was to assure the king a happy afterlife.
The pyramid of Unas is of modest size and was already in ruins in 2000 BC when Ramses II had it restored on the site. Its original height was 43 m, 57.5 x 57.5 m at the base, belongs to 5th dynasty and dates back to 2385-2355 BC.
The entrance to the pyramid is in the center of its northern façade. The inner chambers of the pyramid are perfectly intact. The burial chamber has a long basalt sarcophagus and the ceiling of this chamber consists of 2 huge inclined limestone slabs decorated with a multitude of stars symbolizing the vault of heaven.