DATE of construction and initial use: approximetly 3000 years before the common era.
Builder: Pharaoh Djoser ,
Saqqara was the burial place of the city of Memphis, the capital of Ancient Kemet founded 3,000 years before the common era.
Saqqara is filled with historical treasures, not least of which is the Serapeum where the Kemites buried the sacred bulls of Apis. The Kemeites believed these bulls were reincarnations of the deity, Ptah. The bulls are perfectly mummified and contained in enormous granite coffins.