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step pyramid

step pyramid
An early type of pyramid having a stepped superstructure.
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The step Pyramid was estimated to have been built in 4100 BCE, let alone the recent discovery of Ta Seiti in Kustul by the Americans in North Sudan which is 3000 years older than the 72 Pyramids in Egypt.
Specialist engineer Dennis Lee, from Newport firm Cintec, diamond drilling during restoration work at the 3,500-year-old Step Pyramid in Egypt CINTEC/ DENNIS LEE
The Step Pyramid is the oldest structure of its kind in the world and is an historical treasure.
The step pyramid, which once stood as high as 43 feet, is only about 16 feet tall today because its stone blocks were pillaged, and the monument was exposed to weathering.
Furthermore, the funerary enclosures of Khasekhemwy are described in detail, but the symbolic and architectural parallels between these and the Step Pyramid enclosure are not made.
While working on the Step pyramid, James was asked his opinion on securing the Bent pyramid, 40km south of Cairo and an early example of pyramid design.
Summary: Egypt is doing some housekeeping at its oldest pyramid - replacing stones and cleaning the Djoser Step Pyramid in an effort to restore the site.
Nearing Saqqara, less than 20 miles southwest of Cairo and a short ride from Giza, dense groves of date palms suddenly give way to endless desert and the early step pyramid built for King Djoser, who died in 2648 B.
The site, which lies a couple of hours' drive west of Cancun, is dominated by the 100ft-high step pyramid Temple of Kukulkan, the feathered serpent.
The a Mohamed's enthusiasm is infectious as he tells us about Saqqara's step pyramid and the beginning of architecture in 2,700BC when Imhotep built the then largest stone building 62m high.
It's home to the stunning 4,700-year-old step pyramid of Djoser, which will also open late this summer for interior tours.
The tombs lie just west of Saqqara's most famed pyramid, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, which is surrounded by a large burial ground, containing tombs from Egypt's earliest history up through Roman times.