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Experts to complete restoring of Step Pyramid in December: Minister

Saturday 08/September/2018 - 09:14 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Moamar
Dr Khalid El Enany، Minister of Antiquities attended today the ceremony of opening the cemetery of the Sixth Dynast of Ancient Egypt at Sakkara district، about 15 km south to Giza.
A host of ambassadors to Egypt and cultural attaches also attended that ceremony.
It is worth to mention that that cemetery was discovers by an Egyptian archeologist in 1940.
The minister affirmed that the experts are working to restore the Step Pyramid which is known as Jsoer Pyramid.
The Pyramid of Djoser (or Djeser and Zoser)، or step pyramid is an archeological remain in the Sakkara necropolis( city of the dead. It was built ca. 27th century BC during the Third dynasty for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier، Imhotep. The pyramid is the central feature of a vast mortuary complex in an enormous courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and decoration.

The pyramid originally stood 62 meters (203 ft) tall، with a base of 109 m × 125 m (358 ft × 410 ft) and was clad in polished white limestone. The step pyramid (or proto-pyramid) is considered to be the earliest large-scale cut stone construction.

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