Serapeum of Saqqara

The Serapeum of Saqqara is a serapeum located north west of the at , a necropolis near in . It was a burial place of Apis bulls, sacred bulls that were incarnations of the ancient Egyptian deity Ptah.

Notable Places in the Area

is the name given to an archaeological locality on the desert plateau 10 km south of Giza and 8 km north of . Photo: Kurohito, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Archaeological site
The , or Step Pyramid, is an archaeological site in the necropolis, , northwest of the city of . is situated 700 metres southeast of Serapeum of Saqqara. Photo: Oltau, CC BY 3.0.

The pyramid complex of Userkaf was built c. 2490 BC for the pharaoh Userkaf, founder of the 5th Dynasty of Egypt. is situated 700 metres southeast of Serapeum of Saqqara. Photo: Neithsabes, Public domain.

The is a smooth-sided pyramid built in the 24th century BC for the Egyptian pharaoh Unas, the ninth and final king of the Fifth Dynasty. is situated 1 km south of Serapeum of Saqqara. Photo: Roweromaniak, CC BY-SA 2.5 pl.

Localities in the Area

is the name given both to a village 32 km to the south of the capital of and… Photo: Oltau, CC BY 3.0.

is a city in , . is situated 7 km southeast of Serapeum of Saqqara.

is a village in the in Egypt. is situated 8 km northeast of Serapeum of Saqqara.

Serapeum of Saqqara

29.8764° or 29° 52' 34.9" north
31.2125° or 31° 12' 45" east
Open Location Code
45 metres (148 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: سرابيوم (سقارة)
  • Arabic: سرابيوم
  • Basque: Saqqarako Serapeuma
  • Catalan: Serapeu de Saqqara
  • Catalan: serapeu de Saqqara
  • Dutch: Serapeum (Memphis)
  • Dutch: Serapeum
  • French: Sérapéum de Saqqarah
  • German: Serapeum
  • German: Serapeum von Sakkara
  • Greek: Σεραπείο της Σακκάρα
  • Hebrew: סרפאום של סקארה
  • Occitan (post 1500): Serapeum de Saqqara
  • Polish: Serapeum w Sakkarze
  • Russian: Серапеум в Саккаре
  • Spanish: Serapeum de Saqqara
  • Turkish: Sakkara Serapeumu
  • Apis Tombs
  • Sarapeion

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