Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 2: Saqqara--The Step Pyramid

The Step Pyramid was constructed around  2686 to 2125 BC for the Pharaoh Djoser by Imhotep. It is built in a rectangle, with smaller rectangles placed on each layer. To enter the Pyramid courtyard, you first have to pass through the Funerary Complex of Djoser, a building filled with columns. 

At this point, my children were more interested rolling around in the sand than gazing at the wonders of ancient architecture. Oh well. It had been a long day for them too and they had been remarkably patient about all our sightseeing.

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