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The Step Pyramid Complex. Saqqara

Around 2630 B.C., in the 3rd Dynasty, a man named Djoser-Netcherikhe assumed the throne of Egypt. He made his capital just south of what is now Cairo, The Greeks called this place, Memphis. Like all pharaohs he began making preparations for his afterlife. He assigned a scholar named Imhotep the job of building his tomb.

Imhotep’s plans would incorporate many new ideas. The building material of the time was mud brick, but this would not suit a pharaoh as mighty as Djoser-Netcherikhe. Imhotep had a radical idea, he would use stone, a material never used before in large scale building projects. Originally the plan called for a mastaba tomb, a design the Egyptians had used for centuries. Imhotep had a better idea, he began stacking mastaba on top of mastaba until he realized the design of the Step Pyramid. It was a shape the ancient Egyptians recognized as the legendary mound of creation that had risen out of the primordial ocean of chaos. It was also the shape of things to come. For almost 1000 years the pharaohs built pyramids as their eternal resting places. Abandoning them when they realized that under these giant monuments of extravagant wealth, they could no longer protect their afterlives from plunder.

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Saqqara

Shungite Pyramid Saqqara 100mm (3.94
Shungite Pyramid Saqqara 100mm (3.94") + Shungite Sphere 100mm (3.94")+stand Set
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Lot Of 8, Ca. 1904 Saqqara Pyramid Deir El Medina Bahri Alexandria Egypt Pompeii picture
Lot Of 8, Ca. 1904 Saqqara Pyramid Deir El Medina Bahri Alexandria Egypt Pompeii
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Detailed Museum Copy Egyptian Tomb Relief Of Nile Water Birds, Saqqara 2460 Bc picture
Detailed Museum Copy Egyptian Tomb Relief Of Nile Water Birds, Saqqara 2460 Bc
$46.8


C1880 Antique Albumen Photograph Egypt Tomb Entrance Saqqara Hathor Goddess picture
C1880 Antique Albumen Photograph Egypt Tomb Entrance Saqqara Hathor Goddess
$45.0


Egypt Cairo Tour Tourist Photos Nile Saqqara Sphinx Rameses Statue Gizeh Pyramid picture
Egypt Cairo Tour Tourist Photos Nile Saqqara Sphinx Rameses Statue Gizeh Pyramid
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Shungite Pyramid Of Saqqara 50mm + Sphere 50 Mm On A Stand + Bracelet  Set picture
Shungite Pyramid Of Saqqara 50mm + Sphere 50 Mm On A Stand + Bracelet Set
$32.0


Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (brown Saqqara) picture
Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (brown Saqqara)
$27.0


Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (black Saqqara) picture
Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (black Saqqara)
$27.0


Egyptian Priest Horkhebit Of Saqqara Sarcophagus Coffin Decorative Jewelry Box picture
Egyptian Priest Horkhebit Of Saqqara Sarcophagus Coffin Decorative Jewelry Box
$26.24


Summit 4
Summit 4"l Saqqara Mummy Collectible Figurine Egyptian
$22.99


Ancient Egyptian Saqqara Pharaoh Mummy Sarcophagus Figurine 4
Ancient Egyptian Saqqara Pharaoh Mummy Sarcophagus Figurine 4"h Keepsake Box
$20.95


Ebros Egyptian Saqqara Pharaoh Mummy Sarcophagus Figurine 4
Ebros Egyptian Saqqara Pharaoh Mummy Sarcophagus Figurine 4" H
$20.95


1982 Press Photo Tomb Of Princess Tia Saqqara Egypt Archaeology picture
1982 Press Photo Tomb Of Princess Tia Saqqara Egypt Archaeology
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Egyptian  4
Egyptian 4" Saqqara Mummy Figurine Statue - New
$19.9


Egypt C1900 Old Ub Postcard Cairo Kafr Near Pyramids Saqqara Sakkarah Palm Trees picture
Egypt C1900 Old Ub Postcard Cairo Kafr Near Pyramids Saqqara Sakkarah Palm Trees
$19.75


Egypt 1903 Old Ub Postcard Cairo Kafr Near Pyramids Sakkarah Saqqara, Palm Trees picture
Egypt 1903 Old Ub Postcard Cairo Kafr Near Pyramids Sakkarah Saqqara, Palm Trees
$19.75


Antique Magic Lantern Slide Sphinx At Sakkara C1910 Photo Egypt Saqqara picture
Antique Magic Lantern Slide Sphinx At Sakkara C1910 Photo Egypt Saqqara
$18.53


Antique Magic Lantern Slide Camel Boys At Sakkara C1910 Photo Egypt Saqqara picture
Antique Magic Lantern Slide Camel Boys At Sakkara C1910 Photo Egypt Saqqara
$18.53


Museum Art Postcard 1997 Scribe Accroupi Saqqara Calcaire Cristal Roche Cuivre picture
Museum Art Postcard 1997 Scribe Accroupi Saqqara Calcaire Cristal Roche Cuivre
$14.99


Saqqara Discoveries. - Vintage Photograph picture
Saqqara Discoveries. - Vintage Photograph
$14.9