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'''Abusir''' (also spelt ''Abu Sir'') is the name given to an [[Egypt|Egyptian]] archaeological locality on the desert plateau (and its neighbouring village in the valley) 10 km (7 miles) south of [[Giza]] and x km north of [[Saqqara]]. Situated a convenient 35 km south of the Egyptian capital [[Cairo]], Abusir is the site of a compact pyramid field, with pyramids and funerary temples dating mainly from the 5th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. It is somewhat "off the beaten track" for most visitors and therefore ideal for exploration with far less hassle and company than will be experienced at Giza, or even Saqqara.
 
'''Abusir''' (also spelt ''Abu Sir'') is the name given to an [[Egypt|Egyptian]] archaeological locality on the desert plateau (and its neighbouring village in the valley) 10 km (7 miles) south of [[Giza]] and x km north of [[Saqqara]]. Situated a convenient 35 km south of the Egyptian capital [[Cairo]], Abusir is the site of a compact pyramid field, with pyramids and funerary temples dating mainly from the 5th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. It is somewhat "off the beaten track" for most visitors and therefore ideal for exploration with far less hassle and company than will be experienced at Giza, or even Saqqara.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
Just one, relatively small segment of the extensive "pyramid field" that extends from north of Giza to below Saqqara, the locality of Abusir took its turn as the focus of the prestigious western burial rites operating out of the then-capital of [[Memphis (Egypt)|Memphis]] as an elite cemetery (or necropolis) during the Old Kingdom 5th Dynasty. Neighbouring Giza had by then "filled up" with the massive pyramids and other monuments of the 4th Dynasty, leading the 5th Dynasty pharaohs to seek sites elsewhere for their own funerary monuments. Although two 5th Dynasty pharaohs (Unas and Userkaf) did build their pyramids further south at Saqqara, adjacent to the 3rd Dynasty Step Pyramid of Djoser, most of the Dynasty's rulers concentrated their efforts at Abusir (for their pyramids and associated funerary temples) and elsewhere (for their so-called "sun-temples").
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Just one, relatively small segment of the extensive "pyramid field" that extends from north of Giza to below Saqqara, the locality of Abusir took its turn as the focus of the prestigious western burial rites operating out of the then-capital of [[Memphis]] as an elite cemetery (or necropolis) during the Old Kingdom 5th Dynasty. Neighbouring Giza had by then "filled up" with the massive pyramids and other monuments of the 4th Dynasty, leading the 5th Dynasty pharaohs to seek sites elsewhere for their own funerary monuments. Although two 5th Dynasty pharaohs (Unas and Userkaf) did build their pyramids further south at Saqqara, adjacent to the 3rd Dynasty Step Pyramid of Djoser, most of the Dynasty's rulers concentrated their efforts at Abusir (for their pyramids and associated funerary temples) and elsewhere (for their so-called "sun-temples").
  
 
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
You can find first class family accommodation at '''Nasser Abughoneim Guest House''' in Abusir. Clean and comfortable with a traditional Egyptian Breakfast. http://nasserabughoneimguesthouse.com/. They will pick you up from where ever you are. Contact Mohammed Abughoneim: [email protected]  +201 20528 1918.
 
  
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There is no accommodation on offer at Abusir. Most visitors travel out of Cairo or a neighbouring area to visit the site.
  
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