Egyptian pyramids; It is still one of the mysterious and worthy of research and seeing places for thousands of years. The Djoser Pyramid, built by humans and one of the oldest of the Egyptian pyramids, was reopened with restoration work.
The Djoser Pyramid, the first and oldest known pyramid of Egypt, continues to be a work that has been built for 4700 years in the name of King Djoser, the founder of the Old Kingdom.
14 Years Restoration
The Egyptian pyramid, whose restoration was started in 2006, also draws attention with an average budget of 6.6 million dollars. The purpose of the restoration; it was to repair the damaged walls and prevent them from collapsing.
With the restoration work started from inside and outside, the integrity of the pyramid structure would be renewed without deterioration. The restoration work was done in the sarcophagi of the Pharaoh Djoser and on the walls of the tomb shaft.
Majestic Djoser and the Pyramid That Represents It
The Djoser Pyramid was built 4700 years ago, during the Pharaoh Djoser, one of Egypt’s Third Dynasty Kings. While Pharaoh Djoser was not on the throne, kings were buried in Abydos according to tradition.
Over time, this tradition changed and the Pharaohs began to be buried near the capital city of Memphis, the oldest and most important city of ancient Egypt. For the rulers, preparation for life after death was very important, and Pharaoh Djoser was settled on the side of the morgue complex Saqqara, located in the northwestern part of Memphis.
Thus, the Djoser Pyramid, also called the Step Pyramid, took the title of the pyramid built in honor of the king in the heart of Saqqara. The construction of the pyramid was carried out by Imostep, the vizier of Djoser, while the dimensions of the pyramid were 92 feet (28.04 meters) deep and 23 feet (7.01 meters) wide on the tomb’s burial shaft. The pyramid with a six-storey terrace is 197 meters tall.