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Egypt reopens its oldest pyramid to the public after 14 years

Egypt reopens its oldest pyramid to the public after 14 years
Egypt reopens its oldest pyramid to the public after 14 years

After 14 years of restoration, we have good news. The oldest pyramid in Egypt has reopened. It is the stepped pyramid of Zoser, considered the first in history.

It is located 20 km south of Cairo. This pyramid is proud to preside over a large necropolis located in the region of Mefis, the first Egyptian capital. In fact, it is considered as the predecessor of the vast pyramids of Giza.

Egypt reopens its oldest pyramid

The pyramid was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, built more than 4,700 years ago, built in the era of Pharaoh Zoser, one of the great kings of the III dynasty of Egypt.

Decades of abandonment of the monument passed until in 2006 it suffered a risk of collapse. Therefore, in that same year, the Egyptian government gave rise to a large project in order to proceed with its restoration to restore its splendor. After its reopening, visitors can enter it on a cavity of about 28 meters deep.

This project has included great efforts in order to prevent its collapse. There have also been works for internal and external restoration, such as some roads that lead to the pyramid and its internal corridors, which lead to the burial chamber.

This stepped pyramid was the first large-scale stone built-in history. It is also the largest pyramid-shaped funerary complex, located in Saqqara, west of the city of Cairo.

Six parts are what make up this complex 60 meters high. Superimposed on a grave more than 28 meters deep and no less than 7 meters wide.

According to Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, Egypt is already engaged in several large-scale projects to restore its enormous heritage.

This monument was built in 2,700 BC. thanks to the architect Imhotep for the well-known pharaoh Zoser (2,687 BC – 2,668 BC).

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Written by Fukiko Takisawa

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