Friday, October 28, 2005

Zahi Hawass, Dig Days Column

In Hawass's regular Dig Days piece, this week entitled Adventures in the Step Pyramid, Hawass describes entering one of the Queens' pyramids located south of the Menkaure Pyramid at Giza, and the Step Pyarmid of Djoser at Saqqara: "Although I had visited the substructure of the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara from the south entrance, which was opened in the XXVIth Dynasty, about 500 BC, this time I decided to enter from the original north entrance. The substructure of the Step Pyramid is known to be about three and a half square miles, and since it was cleared by Firth, Gun and Lauer we can see that many stones have fallen making it a very dangerous area to visit". See the above page for the full account.

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