The Step Pyramid at Saqqara


At Saqqara there are a collection of pyramids and tombs built by various dynasties from Rameses II to the Ptolemy's, and also the Serapeum an underground labyrinth which housed the tombs of the mummified sacred Apis Bulls, a connection with the Minoan culture, and Knossos on Crete.





The Step Pyramid of Zoser, built in the 3rd Dynasty 4500 years ago, was one of the earliest stone constructions. It consists of a series of square mastabas (burial chambers) built on the top of each other, and was the forerunner of later pyramid designs.


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