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also Sak·ka·ra  (sə-kär′ə)
A village of northern Egypt near Cairo. It is the site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids, including the Step Pyramid built for the ruler Zoser during the III Dynasty (c. 2650-2580 bc).
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Sak•ka•ra (səˈkɑr ə)

a village in S Egypt, S of Cairo: site of the necropolis of Memphis. 12,700.
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Noun1.Saqqara - a town in northern EgyptSaqqara - a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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The museum showcases a total of 2,500 artefacts from various ancient eras; Roman, Greek, and Pharaonic, most notably a statue of Imhotep -- the architect of the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara -- an icon of Virgin Mary, and a statue of the god Osiris.
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The Czech mission in Abu Sir, north of Saqqara region, headed by Miroslav Barta, also succeeded in uncovering the Tomb of the Secrets.
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A team of Polish archaeologists, from the Department of Egyptology at the University of Warsaw's Faculty of Oriental Studies, have found hundreds of mummies around the Pyramid of Djoser, also known as the world's oldest pyramid and the ( Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt.
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The new season, hosted by programme presenter Roberto Giacobbo, will feature 13 episodes set in the ancient cities of Luxor and Aswan, the village of Abu Simbel, Sohag, Giza and the ancient site of Saqqara.
4 / 7 Newly-dicovered tomb of the ancient Egyptian nobleman "Khewi" dating back to the 5th dynasty, at the Saqqara necropolis, about 35 kilometres south of the capital Cairo, shows Mohamed Mujahid, head of the Egyptian mission which discovered the tomb, posing for a "selfie" photograph on a cell phone.
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enani said, "The tomb, near Saqqara, a vast necropolis south of Cairo, belongs to a senior official named Khuwy who is believed to have been a nobleman during the rule of King Djedkare Isesis, the eighth and penultimate king of the Fifth Dynasty, which ruled over Egypt about 4300 years ago".
Cairo: The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities officially opened an ancient pharaonic tomb discovered recently at the Saqqara Necropolis near the Giza Pyramids.
Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said the tomb had been discovered at the Saqqara archaeological site and was from the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs, which ruled roughly 4,400 years ago.