Today we take you on a very special virtual tour inside Egypt’s oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara. It’s the first large-scale stone construction in history and an important phase in the evolution of the royal tomb towards a true pyramid shape.
Built for King Netjerykhet from the Third Dynasty (c.2667–2648 BC), also known as Djoser, the construction of the pyramid was overseen by the brilliant architect Imhotep. The Step Pyramid was not built all at once, but in stages, and the burial chamber lies at the bottom of a shaft in the center of the pyramid at a depth of 28 meters.
Thank you Virtual Mid East for putting the virtual tour together!
Your tour starts here: