Thursday, September 4, 2014

Story of Step Pyramid (2): Restoration work planned for Saqqara, Dahshur pyramids

Step Pyramid of Djoser (Zoser) in Saqqara
Red Pyramid, the largest of the pyramids of Dahshur 
During an inspection tour on Thursday, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Al-Damati stressed the importance of completing maintenance work on the pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara as quickly as possible.

The Pyramid of Djoser, commonly known as the Step pyramid, sustained structural damage in the main burial chamber, as a few blocks in the chamber show signs of fracture. Additionally, he inspected the restoration work to the pyramid’s exterior, in addition to detailed reconstructive work to the internal tunnels leading to the burial chamber.

An aerial view of the Bent Pyramid
Al-Damati later visited the city of Dahshur, 40 kilometres south of Cairo, where he met with archaeological experts and supervisors of the sites of Sneferu’s northern and southern pyramids.

He examined the detailed reconstructive work of Sneferu’s northern Red pyramid, and southern Bent pyramid, which include the internal ventilation system of the northern pyramid. He also ordered the prompt installation of the lighting system for the northern pyramid, scheduled for opening in March 2015.

More Images for Sakkara Site Click Here                &               More Images for Dahshur Pyramids Click Here    

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