Step Pyramid of Sakkara

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Step Pyramid of Sakkara

One of the most important archeological attractions in Egypt is the Step pyramid of Saqqara. Althought it may not as famous as the pyramids of Giza, but sakkara pyramid was the first pyramid ever bilt in Egypt. It is therefore, the cornerstone of the development of pyramid building. The step pyramid was built in the 27th century B.C. during the 3rd dynasty in Djoser time.

Although the step pyramid is not a smooth side like the Giza pyramids, it is the first large tomb built and was the inspiration for further development away from the mastaba’s shape.

It consists of six steps, each one is relatively smaller than the one beneath. It is 203 feet tall and is a truely remarkable place to visit.