A hundred years ago, scientists doubted for whom a stone pyramid was built on the Sakkara plateau near the ancient Thebes. The affiliation of the pyramids in Giza to the pharaohs of Cheops, Chephren and Mikerin has been known since the time of Herodotus, but to whom the very first six-step community is destined, which for 4650 years was a mystery for a long time, and the problem was solved more than 200 years ago.
True, they knew who built it from the hewn monoliths – the architect Imhotep, about which a lot of information and legends were preserved. Now the pyramid is considered to be the tomb of Pharaoh Djoser, who for long remained with the titles mysterious and mysterious for Egyptology. In encyclopedias, the dates of his reign are conditional, called only XVII century BC. In many history textbooks, he is referred to the legendary kings of Egypt.
Miracles and adventures with the first step pyramid began with the attempts of the German military engineer Minutoli to penetrate into its bowels. For a year he could not find the entrance. In 1821, he struck an incline in a stone mass and immediately stumbled upon a vaulted gallery, and then on a system of complex corridors and passages. The sarcophagus was at the bottom of a deep pit. It was opened, but it was empty. The Germans were discouraged. Continue reading “Secrets of the pyramid of Djoser”