The Pyramid complex of Djoser (Zoser)
Djoser Step Pyramid
|Djoser (Zoser) Step Pyramid|
The Djoser Step Pyramid contains at least one million tons of stones
Was this the first time Egyptians used stone in their building ?
Prior to Djoser (Zoser), stone was quarried , transported and dressed . Egyptians may have used just a few tones of limestone during the First and Second Dynasties .The Step Pyramid Complex Djoser (Zoser) contains at least one million tons of stones . It is incredible that such a sudden increase in production could have been achieved , in just on generation .
This Complex deserves as much attention as the Great pyramids of Giza . The amount of stone used in the Djoser Complex ( such as the enclosure wall ) indicates mastery of stone-making , before the time of Khufu ( Cheops in Greek ) .
Tell me about enclosure wall :
The enclosure wall is part of the Djoser Complex that King Djoser built . it surrounds an area more than a square mile . When complete , the enclosure wall was nearly 600 yards (549m) long , and 3000 yards (247m ) wide , and rode to a high of over 30' (9.1). It is built of limestone and faced with fine polished limestone in Ancient Egypt .
The enclosure wall was a major project in itself .
Yes . Its successive recesses and projections required more than triple the amount of both stone and labor of a similar simple wall .
Where do we enter the Djoser (Zoser) Pyramid Complex ?
The Enclosure Wall , which surrounds the Complex , has 14 bastion gates , but only one is real . the other 13 are simulated . The reason for such simulated gates remains a total mystery .
Lets go through the only entrance .
After going through the entrance , we walk through see beautiful colonnade . We then turn right and continue towards the Djoser (Zoser) Pyramid .
On the right hand side one can notice Fluted columns .
These columns are fluted , which looks the same as the ell -Known Doric columns of Greece .
Are these columns older than the Greek Columns ?
These Egyptian columns are at least two thousands years older than the Greek columns .
So , Why are they called Greek Doric columns , when they are actually of Egyptian design ?
it is a historical deception .
Step Pyramid :