Saqqara Pyramid, The Oldest Stone Building Was Set In The Humanity
Are you curious about seeing the oldest stone structure the human had built! If yes, follow our Egyptologist tour guides to the northwest of Memphis, the ancient Egyptian city, to see Saqqara Pyramid and live a historical story that dates back to 2700 BC. So, visiting the Sakkara pyramid Giza means that you will see the first attempt for the human of using the limestone in the building that led at the end to the step pyramid of Djoser, in which King Zoser “Djoser”, the second king of the 3rd Dynasty in the Old Kingdom, was buried.
The Step Pyramid of Djoser Constrction
Actually, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara was built from not the best quality of limestone, although it has remained for more than 4700 years! That is how Saqqara Pyramid narrates The genius of the pharaohs in construction. Come to see how these small bricks of limestone live through the eras.
The engineer and the doctor “Imhotep,” which was the minister to King Djoser, set terraces that were built in a distinct architectural style; to establish in history one of the greatest archaeological sites in all world.
So, how can you leave the chance of seeing the first limestone bricks that were set in human history and visiting the tomb of one of the greatest kings?! And who had controlled the great Egyptian Civilization from 2611 BC till 2640 BC?
When you visit Sakkara necropolis, realize that you will be near to bodies of great kings from the 1st and 2nd dynasties.
Before building the Saqqara tomb, the mastaba tombs were the customary form for tombs; Rectangular monuments made of dried clay brick, which covered underground passages where the dead were buried.
But Saqqara Pyramid Egypt was built to be the Buried Pyramid in which royal tombs, and a funerary temple, were constructed, besides a group of basements dedicated to allocating food and crops to be used in the other life. In 1821 remains of the mummy of King Djoser from a skull and a shattered foot were discovered.
So, when visiting Egypt, don’t miss seeing the entrance and passages of the step pyramid of Djoser?! And which dates back to 27th century BC, and where the remains of King Djoser discovered. How will be your feeling when you see that?
Sakkara Pyramid of Djoser from inside
Inside the tallest structure of its time, which is the Saqqara Pyramid of Djoser that is 204 feet (62 meters) high, you will find a complex that includes a temple, courtyards, shrines, and living quarters for the priests has an area of about 40 acres and surrounded by a wall (10.5 meters) high with 13 false doors.
Yes, 13 false doors were cut into it with only one true entrance cut in the southeast corner; the entire wall was then ringed by a trench 2,460 feet (750 meters) long and 131 feet (40 meters) wide. But why?
These false doors and the trench were incorporated into the complex to discourage unwanted guests. So, if one wished to visit the inner courtyard and temples, one would have needed to have been told how to enter. Our professional Egyptologist tour guides are ready to accompany you.
You will find two tombs, one real, and the other tomb is the symbolic tomb. When looking to the southern side of the pyramid, you will find a burial shaft, located almost 28 meters deep, which is believed to be a symbolic tomb.
Inside Sakkara Pyramid, there are tunnels in which about 30,000 jars; These tunnels made out of various types of stone, such as alabaster, marble, diorite, and slate, were set
On the northwest of the pyramid, you will find a little room that designed in the same style as the Sakkara Pyramid; In which was found an amazing statue of King Zoser made of limestone; Actually, it was moved to the Egyptian Museum, but you will find now a replica.
Feel proud experience going around this 1st limestone building in history, and book your tour,
Info You Need To Know About Sakkara
The Entrance Fee for Saqqara & Imhotep Museum is 180 L.E
- The Entrance Fee for Tombs of the Nobles at Saqqara is 140 L.E
- Entrance Fee for Tombs of The New Kingdom at Saqqara is 50 L.E
- The Entrance Fee for The Serapeum at Saqqara is 150 L.E
- Entrance Fee for the Tomb of Mereruka at Saqqara is 80 L.E
- The open hours for these sites are from 8 a.m; to 5 p.m.