THE FIRST TIME EVER INSIDE DJOSER'S STEP PYRAMID, SAQQARA, EGYPT

The Step Pyramid is the highlight of Saqqara’s monuments. It is the oldest monumental stone building in history and Egypt’s oldest pyramid. It was commissioned by Djoser (c 2667–2648 BC). The genius architect was Imhotep. He designed a layout in which the Step Pyramid was at the centre of a larger funerary complex. The pyramid itself consists of six stacked terraces to a height of around 63 metres.

The dimensions of the base are 121 x 109 metres. The pyramid has two entrances, one on its northern side, which is the original entrance, and another on the southern, which dates back to the 26th Dynasty. The complex also includes a colonnade entrance, the South Tomb, the Sed Festival court, the Pavilions of the North and South, and a funerary temple to the north of the pyramid. "

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