Sakkara Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
More tombs would have been in this area.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
Your grandfather poses as a great explorer in front of Djoser's pyramid at Sakkara.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
Grandma and Grandpa pose in front of Djoser's step pyramid. When it was built it was covered with smooth, polished white limestone.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
The colonnaded entrance hall to the complex.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
The step pyramid at Sakkara. This pyramid was mankind's first large stone structure that still survives today.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
Many "entrances" were not real at Sakkara. They were built to fool grave robbers.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
The step pyramid of King Djoser.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
Rubble awaiting its restoration at Sakkara. There was a great deal of work being done at the site, but not the day your grandparents visited.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
View of the location of other work and pyramids in the vicinity of Djoser's pyramid.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
An excavation beneath the wall.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
Seen in the smog, this photo gives one an idea how close Sakkara is to the location of the more famous Egyptian pyramids.
Step Pyramid
Step Pyramid
The columns of the entrance hall are arranged in pairs.
Step Pyramid