Pyramid of Pepi I

Cairo Outskirts & the Nile Delta

This pyramid is little more than a slowly collapsing pile of rock, though it is significant as ‘Memphis’ appears in one of its names. Originally, a large funerary complex would have surrounded the pyramid, though little remains today.

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Nearby Cairo Outskirts & the Nile Delta attractions

1. Pyramid of Djedkare

0.27 MILES

Known as the ‘Pyramid of the Sentinel’, the 25m-high Djedkare pyramid contains the remains of the last ruler of the 5th dynasty, and can be entered from…

2. Imhotep Museum

0.34 MILES

In the complex at the entrance to the Saqqara site is this beautiful collection of some of the best finds from Saqqara, and one of the finest small…

3. Pyramid of Merenre

0.35 MILES

Like the nearby Pyramid of Pepi I, this pyramid is basically a slumping, collapsing pile of rock. Excavations of the pyramid's burial chamber revealed a…

4. Monastery of St Jeremiah


Uphill from the causeway of Unas, southeast of the boat pits, are the half-buried remains of this Coptic monastery, which dates from the 5th century AD…

5. Tomb of Horemheb


Originally designated as the final resting place of General Horemheb, this tomb became irrelevant in 1323 BC when its intended occupant seized power from…

6. Pyramid of Sekhemkhet

0.85 MILES

Closed to the public because of its dangerous condition, the unfinished pyramid of Zoser’s successor Sekhemkhet (2648–2640 BC) is a short distance west of…

7. Pyramid of Unas

0.95 MILES

To the southwest of Zoser’s funerary complex is the Pyramid of Unas, last pharaoh of the 5th dynasty (2375–2345 BC). Built only 300 years after the…

8. Pyramid of Pepi II

1.04 MILES

This pyramid was built by Pepi II (2278–2184 BC) whose 94-year reign at the end of the 6th dynasty was probably the longest in Egyptian history. Despite…