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    EGYPT: December - 2012.
    Saqqara. The Pyramid of Pepi I.

    The pyramid of Pepi I is located in South Saqqara, in two kilometers to the south of Djoser.

    The Pyramid was first discovered in 1830 by John Perring. In 1880, the brothers Brugsch found inscriptions in the Burial Chamber.

    The Pyramid of Pepi I was the first one were the ancient inscriptions were found. This fact gave Gaston Maspero the reason to start his searches for the "Pyramid Texts" inside other pyramids of Ancient Egypt.

    Views: 815 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 22.07.2013

    EGYPT: December - 2012.
    Saqqara. The Pyramid of Sekhemhet.

    Sekhemkhet is the third Pharaoh of the III Dynasty of the Old Kingdom III, who reigned for more than six years (2611 - 2603 BC). He was the successor to the pharaoh Djoser.

    The ruins of the unfinished Pyramid of Sekhemkhet were found near Saqqara in 1951 - 1952 by the Egyptian archaeologist Mohammed Zakaria Ghoneim. The Pyramid was buried under a thick layer of sand, so it is also known as the "Buried Pyramid".

    Views: 792 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 22.07.2013

    EGYPT: December - 2012.
    Saqqara. The funerary complex of Hotepsehemui.
    (Underground labyrinth of Saqqara)

    According to the official version, the Pharaoh was buried in Saqqara in the underground labyrinth, which is partially located under the Pyramid of Unas.
    Labyrinth is represented by the main Central Gallery, located in a few meters from the Pyramid of Unas, along it's eastern side. The Gallery has many perpendicular passages, which, in their turn, have secondary passages, and etc.

    Views: 1227 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 22.07.2013


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