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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

Egypt Saqqara Stela Of Hatiay Repro Metropolitan Museum 1336-1295 Bc Orig $125 picture
Egypt Saqqara Stela Of Hatiay Repro Metropolitan Museum 1336-1295 Bc Orig $125
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Egypte Palmeraie Saqqara Photo Alois Beer Stereo Vintage Albumine C1880 picture
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Lot Of 8, Ca. 1904 Saqqara Pyramid Deir El Medina Bahri Alexandria Egypt Pompeii picture
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Egypte Pyramide Saqqara Sakkarah Photo Albumine En Petit Format 9x13cm Ca 1880  picture
Egypte Pyramide Saqqara Sakkarah Photo Albumine En Petit Format 9x13cm Ca 1880 
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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
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C1880 Antique Albumen Photograph Egypt Tomb Entrance Saqqara Hathor Goddess picture
C1880 Antique Albumen Photograph Egypt Tomb Entrance Saqqara Hathor Goddess
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Originale Photo 19ème Stereo - Egypte Egypt Pyramide Sakkarah Saqqarah Saqqara picture
Originale Photo 19ème Stereo - Egypte Egypt Pyramide Sakkarah Saqqarah Saqqara
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Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (brown Saqqara) picture
Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (brown Saqqara)
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Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (black Saqqara) picture
Three Egyptian Pyramids Stone Set (black Saqqara)
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Ebros Egyptian Saqqara Pharaoh Mummy Sarcophagus Figurine 4
Ebros Egyptian Saqqara Pharaoh Mummy Sarcophagus Figurine 4" H
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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
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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
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Egypt Vintage Photo. School Students In Front Of The Saqqara Pyramid 1936 picture
Egypt Vintage Photo. School Students In Front Of The Saqqara Pyramid 1936
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Ancient Egyptian Saqqara Pharaoh Mummy Sarcophagus Figurine 4
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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
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Antique Magic Lantern Slide Sphinx At Sakkara C1910 Photo Egypt Saqqara picture
Antique Magic Lantern Slide Sphinx At Sakkara C1910 Photo Egypt Saqqara
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Saqqara Discoveries. - Vintage Photograph 1268672 picture
Saqqara Discoveries. - Vintage Photograph 1268672
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