Step Pyramid Of Zoser

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  • Address: Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt.
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tunnel

Step Pyramid Of Zoser - Review

The pyramid was built by one of Ancient Egypts most prominent personalities, Vizier Imhotep. It comprises of a series of mastabas (flat-roofed structure with sloping sides), built on top of each other. There are over five kilometers worth of tunnels under the pyramid, built to discourage looting.

Nevertheless, the Pyramid has been well and thoroughly plundered over the years, leaving only the mummified left foot of Djoser. The Step Pyramid of Zoser is unfortunately closed for visitors, but you can surely have a good view of the pyramid from outside and can click hundreds of pictures right in front of it. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Cairo itinerary 4 days.

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  • You will require a personal vehicle or a tour package to access the site.

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  • Step Pyramid Of Zoser Address: Saqqara, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Step Pyramid Of Zoser Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Step Pyramid Of Zoser Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Step Pyramid Of Zoser(preferred time): 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Step Pyramid Of Zoser: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 42.79% of people who visit Cairo include Step Pyramid Of Zoser in their plan

  • 70.59% of people start their Step Pyramid Of Zoser visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Step Pyramid Of Zoser

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Step Pyramid Of Zoser

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  • . مكان اثرى جميل هرم زوسر أو هرم سقارة أو الهرم المدرج هو معلم آثري بجبانة سقارة شمال غرب مدينة ممفيس القديمة في مصر. بُني خلال القرن 27 ق.م لدفن الفرعون زوسر ؛ بناه له وزيره إمحوتب. وكان المهندس والطبيب أمحتب هو المهندس الأساسي للمجموعة الجنائزية الواسعة في فناء الهرم وما يحيطه من هياكل الاحتفالية يتكون أول هرم مصري من ست مصاطب بُنيت فوق بعضها البعض ، شيء يمثل تطوراً هائلاً في تصميم القبور في ذلك العهد الذي كان يكتفي بمصطبة واحدة . يبلغ إرتفاع هرم زوسر المدرج 62 متر (203 قدم) ، مع وجود قاعدة بمساحة 109 م × 125 م (358 قدم × 410 قدم)، وكان مُغطى بالحجر الجيرى الأبيض المصقول.يُعتبر الهرم المدرج أول بنية حجرية وقتها، على الرغم من أن الحوش المعروفة باسم جسر المدير يبدو أنه سبق بناء الهرم. تأثر الهرم بزلزال وقع عام 1992 وأثر على بنية الهرم وأدى إلى سقوط أجزاء من مجموعة الجنائزية وكان اقدم هرم في التاريخ. يعتبر موقع المدينة الجنائزية في سقارة جزءا من المواقع الجنائزية لمدينة منف موقعا للتراث العالمي منذ عام 1979 The Pyramid of Zoser, Pyramid of Saqqara, or the Pyramid of the Amphitheater is an archeological landmark in the Saqqara Gebna, northwest of the ancient city of Memphis, Egypt. Built during the 27th century BC to bury the pharaoh Zoser; built by his minister Emhotep. The architect and doctor Amhotep was the main engineer of the extensive funerary group in the courtyard of the pyramid and the surrounding ceremonial structures. The first Egyptian pyramid consists of six terraces built on top of each other, which represents a tremendous development in the design of graves in that era, which was only one. The height of the graduated pyramid of Zoser is 62 meters (203 feet), with a base of 109 mx 125 m (358 ft x 410 ft) and covered with polished white limestone. The pyramid is considered the first stone structure at the time, On behalf of the bridge the manager seems to have already built the pyramid. The pyramid was affected by an earthquake in 1992 that affected the structure of the pyramid and led to the fall of parts of the funerary complex and was the oldest pyramid in history. The funerary site of the city of Saqqara is part of the funerary sites of Memphis, a world heritage site since 1979

  • A chance to see the first attempt to build a pyramid about 3000 years ago. There is also a good little museum here and some burial tombs that still show some really good reliefs and carvings. There are not too many people that visit here either (compared to Giza) and it is not too far outside of Cairo.

  • Amazing historical site with the burial site still under excavation. It was breathtaking to behold the structures the ancient Egyptians created without modern machinery. The stepped pyramid was only the beginning as you can visit and enter another pyramid and see the art etched into the walls of the buildings around.

  • An interesting comparison to the"newer" pyramids at giza. Impressive in its own right. It is surrounded by many other buildings and ruins that you can walk through. Of particular note is a smaller tomb you can visit with paintings and hieroglyphics on the walls. A few local vendors were present and we were able to buy water from a man with a cooler at reasonable rates. There are washroom facilities at the entrance that are well maintained.

  • Far more intresting than the pyramids of Giza, but the place looked a but forgotten by scholars and there was no real security. The guides bribe others to let you take pictures inside which u fear do more damage than good when it comes to preservation. Greed or need seems to rule here. Still the merchandise us quite cheap.

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