The Serapeum Of SaqqaraCurrently Open
- Address: Serapeum, (Pyramid of Djoser Rd), Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tomb
A serapeum is a temple dedicated to the god Serapis, a combined avatar of Osiris and Apis. Not much is known about this specific serapeum. The construction of this place was dedicated to the sacred bulls of Apis, who they believed were the incarnation of Ptah, the Memphis god. Some eight million dogs are buried here. The serapeum has held a mystic hold over the imaginations of archeologists a long time before it was found.
Storied would filter through to the academia of it’s presence, perhaps a glimpse of a subterranean cavern, a stumbling upon a strange passageway, which was lost again under the sands. For a long time, the site was closed to the public, with officials citing safety hazards. After three decades of intense debates as to the nature of the restoration of the serapeum, reconstruction work started in 2001, taking 10 years to complete and the tomb is now finally open to the public. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cairo itinerary 4 days.
The Serapeum Of Saqqara Travel Tips
- Availability for parking place is doubtful.
- Avoid visiting Serapeum after sunset.
How to Reach The Serapeum Of Saqqara
- Access is only by car.
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52.24% of people who visit Cairo include The Serapeum Of Saqqara in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
42.15% of people start their The Serapeum Of Saqqara visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The Serapeum Of Saqqara
92.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Serapeum Of Saqqara