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This gallery contains pictures of the two main sites usually visited together on a day trip south of Cairo - Saqqara with the famous Step Pyramid, a huge necropolis with many tombs and other pyramids and Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt now will an open air museum with the alabaster sphinx and the huge partial statue of Ramasses 11.

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Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951159jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian shaft tomb Padiaset colourful painted hieroglyphics texts stars pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter, upright
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951158jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian shaft burial tomb Psamtek wall curved hieroglyphics texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Amhose 11, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951157jhp 
 Egypt Saqqarah Persian Psamtik shaft tomb sarcophagus anthropoid carved stone base one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, Ahmose, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, anthropoid, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951156jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian period shaft tomb Paydees arched ceiling hieroglyphics stars coloured texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951155jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Pediese painted ceiling stars hieroglyphs texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951154jhp 
 Egypt Saqqarah Persian shaft tomb Psamtik hieroglyphics texts carvings Book Dead funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951153jhp 
 Egyptian Saqqara Psamtek tomb wall carvings hieroglyphs texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951152jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian period shaft en wall tomb Psametik hieroglyphics texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg951151jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara Persian shaft tomb Psamtik hieroglyphics buriel texts Book Dead one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter
Saqqara Persian Shaft eg9511510jhp 
 Egyptian Saqqara Persian period shaft tomb Pediese end wall passageway hieroglyphics texts pyramid funerary spells one of many tombs around the Pyramid of Unas near the Step Pyramid. The so-called Persian Shaft was for officials of the Pharaoh, possibly Ahmose 11 c530BC, 26th Dynasty, from the First Persian period, some 2000 years after the Step Pyramid was built. Entered by a wrought iron spiral staircase down a vertical shaft of some 20-25mm depth, three tombs are entered by small horizontal shafts. One tomb that of Psamtik, a royal chief physician still has an enormous carved anthropoid sarcophagus which is empty-the lower half shaped to receive a coffin, the lid, a monolith weighing many tons is perched above it on stone built columns-the custodian suggested I climb on it to photograph the ceilings of beautifully carved hieroglyphic text from the Book of the Dead. For the purist the flash had a UV filter to minimise any unlikely damaging effect on any coloured paintings [Sanders: technical bulletin 16 1995-NPG]. Debate about stone sarcophagus made of, as larger than any of existing shafts-from memory did not feel like granite. The carving skills though were brilliant and the arched tombs covered with text awesome. In the tomb of Pediese, son of Psamtik has coloured ceilings with stars and some painted hieroglyphic text. Access I understand is now limited and is mostly closed. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Pyramid, Unas, Unis, south, necropolis, Persian, period, Shaft, tombs, Psamtik, Psamtek, Psametik, chief, physician, Zannehib, Djenhebu, Tjanhebu, admiral, Pediese, Paydees, Padiaset, son, below, ground, deep, spiral, staircase, subterranean, underground, hieroglyphs, hieroglyphics, texts, Book, Dead, funerary, spells, mortuary, formulas, walls, carvings, painted, coloured, reliefs, stars, ceiling, curved, arched, sarcophagus, shaped, base, stone, monolith, lid, granite, carved, coffin, form, November, 1995, 645, transparency, film, Fuji, RDP2, 100asa, colour, scanned, scan, Bronica, ETRSi, medium, wide angle, 40mm f4, flash, Metz, 45CL-4, ultra-violet, filter, upright
Saqqara EG9511413jhp 
 Ancient Egypt limestone Enclosure Step Pyramid ureaus cobra Zoser Saqqara dating from around 2500BC to the south of Cairo is the earliest stone built monument in Egypt and probably in the world and near the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis and was designed by Imhotep, one of the greatest minds in ancient Egypt and later deified as a God. Construction is with small bricks of fine white limestone giving this huge building a very delicate structure and aesthetic appearance. Still one of the highlights of any visit to Egypt, despite the wealth of fantastic places to see, and for me best enjoyed towards the evening when the site is often quiet and the face of the pyramid from the colonnade entrance is bathed in soft golden light. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Bedrashein, necropolis, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, upright, landscape, royal, tombs, Step, pyramid, Zoser, Djoser, pharaoh, king, Imhotep, chief, works, architect, first, funerary, Hed-Seb, Jubilee, canonical, shrines, desert, sand, colonnade, limestone, stones, bricks, levels, steps, mastaba, style, north, entrance, face, south, tomb, Uraeus, frieze, court, altars, mortuary, temple, 1995, scan, scanned, 645, slide, film, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi
Step Pyramid Saqqara EG951143jhp 
 Step Pyramid Saqqara Egypt Oldest Stone Monument Hed-Sed Festival Court in the world, built for King Djoser around 2500BC, is viewed from outside the main entrance to the enclosure and the Hed-Seb Festival Court with its stylish fluted columns based on the stems of papyrus reeds 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Bedrashein, necropolis, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, royal, tombs, Step, pyramid, Zoser, Djoser, pharaoh, king, Imhotep, chief, works, architect, first, funerary, Hed-Seb, Jubilee, canonical, shrines, desert, sand, colonnade, limestone, stones, bricks, levels, steps, mastaba, style, north, entrance, face, south, tomb, Uraeus, frieze, court, altars, mortuary, temple, 1995, 645, slide, film, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi, scanned, scan
Step Pyramid Saqqara EG9511412jhp 
 Ancient Egypt ureaus frieze Enclosure Step Pyramid Saqqara morning sunny dating from around 2500BC to the south of Cairo is the earliest stone built monument in Egypt and probably in the world and near the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis and was designed by Imhotep, one of the greatest minds in ancient Egypt and later deified as a God. Construction is with small bricks of fine white limestone giving this huge building a very delicate structure and aesthetic appearance. Still one of the highlights of any visit to Egypt, despite the wealth of fantastic places to see, and for me best enjoyed towards the evening when the site is often quiet and the face of the pyramid from the colonnade entrance is bathed in soft golden light. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Bedrashein, necropolis, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, royal, tombs, Step, pyramid, Zoser, Djoser, pharaoh, king, Imhotep, chief, works, architect, first, funerary, Hed-Seb, Jubilee, canonical, shrines, desert, sand, colonnade, limestone, stones, bricks, levels, steps, mastaba, style, north, entrance, face, south, tomb, Uraeus, frieze, court, altars, mortuary, temple, 1995, 645, slide, film, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi, scanned, scan
Step Pyramid Saqqara EG9499jhp 
 Saqqara Entrance Fluted Engaged Limestone Columns Enclosure Step Pyramid courtyard complex of King Djoser at Saqqara dating from around 2500BC to the south of Cairo and near the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis is through these fluted engaged columns creating a delicate colonnade from the entrance gate to the huge courtyard facing the south face of the oldest stone monument in the world. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Bedrashein, necropolis, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, upright, landscape, royal, tombs, pyramid, Zoser, Djoser, pharaoh, king, Step Pyramid, monument, stone, first, funerary, Hed-Seb, Jubilee, canonical, shrines, desert, sand, colonnade, ribbed, engaged, rushes, reeds, stems, pented, limestone, 1994, 645, slide, film, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi, afternoon, late
Step Pyramid Saqqara EG9497jhp 
 Saqqara Step Pyramid afternoon light Entrance Fluted Engaged Limestone Columns Enclosure complex of King Djoser at Saqqara dating from around 2500BC to the south of Cairo and near the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis is through these fluted engaged columns creating a delicate colonnade from the entrance gate to the huge courtyard facing the south face of the oldest stone monument in the world. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Bedrashein, necropolis, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, landscape, royal, tombs, pyramid, Zoser, Djoser, pharaoh, king, Step Pyramid, monument, stone, first, funerary, Hed-Seb, Jubilee, canonical, shrines, desert, sand, colonnade, ribbed, engaged, rushes, reeds, stems, pented, limestone, 1994, 645, slide, film, transparency, Bronica, ETRSi, afternoon, late
Saqqara Date Palms EG02AA109jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara farmland field dates palm trees green crops plantation gives a very good idea of the reason for the location of this huge sprawling necropolis built along the desert escarpment well above the inundation zone of the River Nile. The fertile land supported the communities that built and later serviced these cult areas where the Valley Temple for instance would be the receiving place for offerings in memory of a particular Pharaoh after he became a God. The modern world needs food and these fertile areas still border the road from Cairo to Saqqara offering Egypt a substantial export business from dates to potatoes. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, landscape, digital, recent, modern, roadside, palm, trees, fields, grass, agriculture, vegetables, fertile, farming, date-palms, plantation, crops, green
Saqqara Date Palms EG02AA108jhp 
 Saqqarah roadside Egyptian farming dates palms trees green crops plantation gives a very good idea of the reason for the location of this huge sprawling necropolis built along the desert escarpment well above the inundation zone of the River Nile. The fertile land supported the communities that built and later serviced these cult areas where the Valley Temple for instance would be the receiving place for offerings in memory of a particular Pharaoh after he became a God. The modern world needs food and these fertile areas still border the road from Cairo to Saqqara offering Egypt a substantial export business from dates to potatoes. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, upright, digital, recent, modern, roadside, palm, trees, fields, grass, agriculture, vegetables, fertile, farming, date-palms, plantation, crops, green
Saqqara Date Palms EG02AA107jhp 
 Egypt Sakkara Cairo road farming date palms grass green crops plantation gives a very good idea of the reason for the location of this huge sprawling necropolis built along the desert escarpment well above the inundation zone of the River Nile. The fertile land supported the communities that built and later serviced these cult areas where the Valley Temple for instance would be the receiving place for offerings in memory of a particular Pharaoh after he became a God. The modern world needs food and these fertile areas still border the road from Cairo to Saqqara offering Egypt a substantial export business from dates to potatoes. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, landscape, digital, recent, modern, roadside, palm, trees, fields, grass, agriculture, vegetables, fertile, farming, date-palms, plantation, crops, green
Saqqara Date Palms EG02AA106jhp 
 Egypt Saqqarah farmland lush date palms fertile green crops plantation gives a very good idea of the reason for the location of this huge sprawling necropolis built along the desert escarpment well above the inundation zone of the River Nile. The fertile land supported the communities that built and later serviced these cult areas where the Valley Temple for instance would be the receiving place for offerings in memory of a particular Pharaoh after he became a God. The modern world needs food and these fertile areas still border the road from Cairo to Saqqara offering Egypt a substantial export business from dates to potatoes. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, upright, digital, recent, modern, roadside, palm, trees, fields, grass, agriculture, vegetables, fertile, farming, date-palms, plantation, crops, green, lush
Saqqara Date Palms EG02AA105jhp 
 Egypt Saqqara agriculture date palms fertile green crops plantation field gives a very good idea of the reason for the location of this huge sprawling necropolis built along the desert escarpment well above the inundation zone of the River Nile. The fertile land supported the communities that built and later serviced these cult areas where the Valley Temple for instance would be the receiving place for offerings in memory of a particular Pharaoh after he became a God. The modern world needs food and these fertile areas still border the road from Cairo to Saqqara offering Egypt a substantial export business from dates to potatoes. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, landscape, digital, recent, modern, roadside, palm, trees, fields, grass, agriculture, vegetables, fertile, farming, date-palms, plantation, crops, green, lush

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