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This photograph is of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt. It is one of the oldest pyramids dating from 2830 BC. It was built for King Zoser of the third dynasty (2721-2780 BC) and originally meant as a tomb. The Pyramid is built as a step Pyramid, 60m high, and consisting of 6 steps; each one built on top of each other and smaller than the one below. Today it is considered as one of the oldest stone structures built by man, and the first time the Ancient Egyptians would attempt to use limestone. Zoser’s Pyramid is entirely built of limestone, small bricks of limestone, and not of the best quality, and yet it has remained for more than 4700 years!

If you look close you can see the archaeologists on the left side of the pyramid. They are dwarf in size in comparison to the pyramid.

  1. Featured in Ruins, Ancient and Derelict Buildings 5/2010
  2. Top Ten Winner – All That’s Archaeology – The Human Element Challenge 6/2010
  3. Featured in All That’s Archaeology 6/2010
  4. ENCORE Featured in All That’s Archaeology 3.19.2012

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  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    Wow……………..amazingly ancient!! Are they trying to fix it with the scaffolding? Nice shot!!

  • They use the scaffolding to support the workers as they do any repairs. It was very amazing to see! And to realize that it is even standing considering how old it is!

    – Lucinda Walter

  • J J  Everson
    J J Eversonabout 4 years ago

  • J J thank you very much for the feature. I’m honored.

    – Lucinda Walter

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