The oldest Egyptian pyramid opened after 14 years of restoration

The Pyramid of Djoser, located in the village of Saqqara near Cairo, was opened after restoration, which lasted 14 years. The Prime Minister of Egypt Mustafa Madbuli, writes, stated this.

Restoration of the Djoser Pyramid began in 2006. Five years later, when the revolution began in Egypt, the work stopped and continued again at the end of 2013.

The researchers cleared all the internal corridors of the pyramid, put the external facade in order, fixed the stones and restored the steps at the southern and eastern entrances. Work is still underway on the Eastern side of the pyramid. It is also planned to install a modern lighting system.

The restoration cost $ 6.6 million.

The step Pyramid of Pharaoh III of the Djoser dynasty is the oldest surviving large stone building in the world. It was built around 2650 BC.

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