Thursday, January 22, 2009


King Zoser's Stepped Pyramid and mortuary precinct. Saqqara, Egypt. Dynasty III, circa 2675-2625 B.C. Architect: Imhotep.
Interior map of stepped pyramid.
A small concealed chamber in an Egyptian tomb or mastaba for the statue of the deceased. (Gardner)
This particular pyramid (King Zoser's) is one of the oldest pyramids in Egypt and the first royal tomb. It was the model for the 3 famous pyramids of Gizeh. It is believed to have originally been covered in marble - which was stolen in antiquity.

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