The Imhotep Museum
 
 
 

 


  

The Imhotep Museum at Saqqara, founded in 2006, is a site museum designed to house artifacts from local excavations. It serves to prepare visitors for their visit to the necropolis of Saqqara, which includes the Serapeum, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the pyramids of King Teti and King Unas, and elite tombs from all eras of ancient Egyptian history. The museum is named after Imhotep, the Old Kingdom official credited with designing the Step Pyramid; later deified, he became revered as a wise man and a patron of medicine.

The display includes reconstructed architectural elements from the Step Pyramid complex, beautiful statuary, and objects from royal and elite tombs. The labels are in Arabic, English, and French.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open daily
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (May 1 – September 1)
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (September 1 – May 1)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Ramadan)

TICKET COST:
Included in admission to the site of Saqqara

LOCATION:
Saqqara

DIRECTIONS:
BY TAXI: ask for “sa-AH-ra”

FACILITIES:
Theater, model of Saqqara, Lauer Library, café, gift shop (coming soon)

The museum is wheelchair-accessible.

CONTACT INFO: PHONE: (02) 815-1560

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ALLOWED

Abdeen Palace Exterior

Exterior of the Imhotep Museum (SCA Archives)

 
Abdeen Palace

Interior of the Imhotep Museum (SCA Archives)

 

 
Abdeen Palace
Fish cosmetic container of Aperia, from his tomb at Saqqara (Sandro Vannini)