The Tombs of the Nobles at Saqqara

Tomb of Ti Some of the loveliest works of art I have ever seen are to be found at Saqqara, in the tombs of the nobles. The limestone walls are delicately incised with myriads of animals, fish, birds, insects, vegetation and people – hunting, herding and farming. Some of the forms still retain their original… Continue reading The Tombs of the Nobles at Saqqara

The Step Pyramid at Saqqara

King Djoser’s step pyramid. The diagram shows the three design changes made during construction. 1st the mastaba, the traditional tomb of the pharaohs. 2nd the four step pyramid. 3rd enlarged to make a six step pyramid. Saqqara has the distinction of being the site of the first large stone structure built in the world. The… Continue reading The Step Pyramid at Saqqara

Ancient Egypt Pyramids

Mysteries, Facts, Fictions, Controversy, Stories and Videos Hundreds of websites and books on Ancient Egypt Pyramids, tells us that the Great Pyramids were build by 100,000 slaves and it took them 20 years to finish them. You will also hear that the Pyramids are simply tombs for the kings. This is the “orthodox” story which… Continue reading Ancient Egypt Pyramids

The Great Pyramid, Egypt

Giza pyramids soaring above the city of Cairo, Egypt (Order Fine Art Print) The Great Pyramid is the most substantial ancient structure in the world – and the most mysterious. According to prevailing archaeological theory – and there is absolutely no evidence to confirm this idea – the three pyramids on the Giza plateau are… Continue reading The Great Pyramid, Egypt

Egypt

The Egyptian pyramids, after nearly 4,500 years, are still standing as testaments to the faith, dedication and technology of ancient Egyptians. A trip to Egypt would not be complete without a visit to the Pyramids. Other pyramids exist, but their purpose, for the most part, was different than those of ancient Egypt. The pyramids most… Continue reading Egypt