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    EGYPT: December - 2012.

    Saqqara. Headless Pyramid.



    The Headless Pyramid was discovered in 1842 by the German archaeologist Karl Lepsius, during his excavations at Saqqara. This Pyramid was called as the "Headless Pyramid" because of the the absence of its exterior. Time passed and the Pyramid gradually sank under the desert sands. The attempts of archaeologists to find it once again - appeared in vain. Luck faced only to the archeology team of Dr. Zahi Hawass in 2008. A year and a half was spent on removing a seven-meter layer of sand, until the Pyramid was found again, 166 years later after Karl Lepsius' discovery.


    Views: 1020 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 24.07.2013


    EGYPT: December - 2012.
    Saqqara. Quartzite Sarcofagus in the Desert.




    The railroad is crossing the Desert in two kilometers to the North of the Red Pyramid. It lies a few meters below the level of sands of Saqqara.  So, here we can easily see the the structure of the geological layers of Saqqara, cut while the construction of the railways.
    In this report shall focus on one single artifact - quartzite sarcophagus, which, probably, was found during the removing these geological layers, while construction the railway though the Saqqara Desert.



    Views: 1006 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 23.07.2013


    EGYPT: December - 2012.
    Saqqara. Shepseskaf Mastaba.




    The Mastaba of Shepseskaf is located in South Saqqara, 3.5 km to the south of the Pyramid of Djoser and 3.5 km to the North of the Red Pyramid at Dahshur. Its perimeter is 100 x 75 m and its height is - 18 m. Mastaba consists of 10 rows of limestone blocks, which are strongly damaged by erosion. There are a lot of fragments of the facing blocks and granite pieces of some ancient structures, located at the foot of the Mastaba.


    Views: 908 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 23.07.2013


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




    The pyramid of Pharaoh Pepi II is located in South Saqqara, a mile away from the Pyramid of Pepi I.

    The Pyramid complex of Pepi II was discovered by John Perring. In 1881. Gaston Maspero was the first to enter the interior of the Pyramid.

    Among other artifacts, we have paid special attention to the basalt block, located in the southeast of the Pyramid.  It has a great number of high-tech traces of ancient instrument, left on it's surface.


    Views: 964 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 23.07.2013


    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: 1011 | 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: 982 | 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: 1416 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 22.07.2013


    ...The archaeological mission of Dr. Zahi Hawass, has discovered a small number of pieces of broken sarcophagus and a whole lid, while removing the layers of sand over the remains of the "Headless Pyramid" in Saqqara in 2008. …




    Views: 1170 | Added by: avalon | Date: 20.07.2013


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




    The Pyramid Userkaf, is officially dated as the first Pyramid of the V Dynasty. It is located in Saqqara, north-east of the Pyramid of Djoser. First it was described in 1839 by John Perring.

    The whole Userkaf complex consists of three Pyramids: the Pyramid Userkaf, Satellite Pyramid and the Pyramid of Neferheteps. Last one is destroyed, and we can see only a couple of ceiling megalithic blocks of the "burial chamber".


    Views: 1067 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 19.07.2013


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




    The Pyramid of Teti (the first pharaoh of VI Dynasty of the Old Kingdom) is located in the north-east of the Pyramid of Djoser.

    This is the second Pyramid in Egypt (after the Pyramid of Unas), which has texts in its main Burial Chamber. Excavations here have revealed the Satellite Pyramid, the Pyramid Temple and two Pyramids of the Queens.

    The exterior part of the Pyramid is badly damaged and looks like a small hill. The interior part is in good condition.



    Views: 1148 | Added by: 7th_Guest | Date: 18.07.2013

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