Pyramid of Saqqara

Pyramid of Saqqara the oldest stone building known grave is the first royal in history, built between 2737 - 2717 BC is located in Saqqara, south Algizpaly a mile from the cliff Saqqara was originally designed sepulcher of the Pharaoh Djoser by the Minister Imhotep in the form of six terraces above the tunnel, descended to the burial site. Over the six changes in the pyramid scheme before the completion of its current form.
Saqqara pyramid complex

This pyramid is the first known monument building made of stone anywhere in the world. As is clear from its name, is a series of six levels of stone decreasing in size to reach the rate of 62 meters (200 feet). And a rectangular base, measuring 390-350 feet. Until that time, the terrace is the main form of tomb architecture engineering. Pyramid originally began Kmstabp the runway, and was the original vision may not be a pyramid to be as a series of terraces, decreasing in size, and stack one on top of the other.


Most of the outer shell of the pyramid you go. On some points, the main sections of the building also disappeared. It is clear that there were various stages of construction. Shows the best form of the pyramid from the east side.

Installation procedure of the pyramid

After the end of the construction of the third stage, the process of making it a real hierarchy. More than 200,000 tons of stone used to build additional Almstabtin figs and placed over the existing four, the maker of it a pyramid with six degrees. And then added the face of white limestone. On the north side of the pyramid, keep a few blocks from the atmosphere.

Internal structure

The king's burial chamber built of granite. During exploration in the period from 1924-1926, was found on the statue of Djoser in the burial chamber. The statue was distorted, but it is coherent,