The iconic Sakkara pyramid and the landmarks surrounding it make up what is known as the Sakkara Necropolis; a sprawling burial site steeped in ancient Egyptian history.
Located 30km outside of Cairo, the ancient site has numerous monuments, among them an impeccably excavated burial chamber (Serapeum) and smaller tombs with walls boasting perfectly preserved hieroglyphics as well as smaller pyramids (Unas and Userkaf).
In 1979, the necropolis was added to the World Heritage List by UNESCO, and continues to be the epicenter of ancient Egyptian archaeological discoveries.
It is worth noting that the Sakkara pyramid is oldest standing stone structure in the world.