PERU: Saqsaywaman. The Question of the Material Origin of the Saqsaywaman Fortress
"... And even 450 years later, thousands of tourists, who come
here to visit the Inca ruins, are experiencing together some kind of
fear, amazement and wonder. From Cuzco to Pisac, from Ollantaytambo to
Machu Picchu, they are admiring the beauty of Inca buildings, being
stunned by the real size of the stones, and their fantastic joining to
EGYPT: December - 2012. SAQQARA: The Pyramid of Zoser.
The Step Pyramid at Saqqara is the oldest surviving in the world of the large stone architectural buildings, and also it is the first pyramid in Ancient Egypt. According the official history version, it was built by Imhotep for the burial of an Egyptian pharaoh Zoser around 2650 BC. The Zoser Pyramid has six steps, with a base size 115x125 m and a height of about 62 m.
EGYPT: March -2013. SAQQARA: Shepseskaf Mastaba. Interior.
The Shepseskaf Mastaba is located in South Saqqara. According the
official version it is the tomb of the last pharaoh of IV dynasty, who
decided to distinguish themselves by building a Mastaba itself instead
of the pyramid. Mastaba is a rectangular structure approximately 100x75
meters, 18 meters high. It is composed of 10 rows of huge limestone
blocks, which are currently subjected to terrible erosion.
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