The Imhotep Museum at Saqqara was founded in 2006, the first ever site museum constructed in Egypt. It is designed to house artifacts of the local excavations and sites of the Saqqara necropolis complex. The museum was built to honour both the ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep - who is credited with the design of King Djoser's Step Pyramid - and French egyptologist Jean-Philippe Lauer who devoted most of his life to Saqqara and its monuments.
The Saqqara Necropolis 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 has 6 halls, displaying artefacts of the extensive history of the Saqqara Necropolis including reconstructed architectural elements from the Step Pyramid complex, beautiful statuary, and objects from royal and elite tombs.