21 September 2018 08:18 AM

Antiquities Minister inspects restoration of southern King Djoser cemetery

Saturday، 08 September 2018 - 04:17 PM

Antiquities Minister Khaled el Anani inspected the work progress of restoring the southern cemetery of the Djoser Pyramid in Giza’s Saqqara necropolis.

In statements on Saturday 08/09/2018, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said that the southern cemetery was discovered in 1928.

For his part, Director General of Saqqara archaeological area Sabry Farag underscored that the cemetery has a gate from the southern side which leads to a 28-meter deep well where a small burial chamber built of granite is located.

The burial chamber has many corridors containing paintings of King Djoser wearing white and red crowns.

MENA

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