Magu Bee at World's End

A travel blog of one crazy Magu Bee traveling the globe.

After visiting Giza, Ehab decided to take me to the less famous, and thus less crowded, pyramids in Saqqara. 


Some 45 minutes of a drive later, we found ourselves in the desert.  I have to admit  it felt somehow better to see the pyramids in their 'natural habitat' rather than as a part of a huge city.
There's a small museum before you go up to see the pyramids, they also show you a short interesting documentary about the place. It was so nice to escape the heat for a second and find yourself in a cool ACed building!

An intimate moment with the little fella

The structure of Saqqara's pyramids varies a lot from those you can find in Giza.



You can also go inside the ancient tombs. I have to say it took a while for me to register where I was and what I was seeing. It was only after a couple of minutes inside some of the tombs that it hit me - I'm touching history and witnessing art from 4 500 years ago...




Of course I'd seen pictures from the tombs in my history books or on movies. However, I still couldn't help but be surprised at how detailed and precise everything was!