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step pyramid

step pyramid
An early type of pyramid having a stepped superstructure.
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The Step Pyramid project is of particular importance to us, as the entire structure could have been destroyed at any point due to the damage on the ceiling and roof caused by the earthquake."
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.
If you are interested in museums, ancient tombs and culture then Giza, Saqqara and Luxor is your destination where you can enjoy ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramids of Giza, a number of other large pyramids and temples, and Cairo's modern tower, including the world's oldest standing step pyramid, as well as a number of mastabas.
The earliest Egyptian stone-built pyramid, the Step Pyramid, is also the earliest known stone structure in the world.
When Egypt's 3,500-year-old Step Pyramid suffered earthquake damage, the country's department of Egyptian Antiquities got on the phone to Newport firm Cintec.
The Step Pyramid is the oldest structure of its kind in the world and is an historical treasure.
04 ( ANI ): Archaeologists have discovered a 4,600-year-old step pyramid near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, that predates the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.
The chief sights are the glorious 100ft high step pyramid Temple of Kukulkan, the feathered serpent, and the vast ball court where a particularly brutal game was played.
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.C.
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.