(DJOSER) The second king of Dynasty III, Zoser is best known for his funerary monument, the Step pyramid at Sakkara. Zoser was considered a living god and was worshipped as the incarnation of Horus the sun god. Stonemasons mastered the art of quarrying and moving stone by trial and error but soon had the technology to build a grand funerary monument worthy of their king. Zoser’s Step Pyramid was the first large stone building in the world and the prototype for all other pyramids. Beneath the pyramid are a maze of shafts and tunnels that lead to the burial chamber, but Zoser’s mummy was never found. On the north side of the Step Pyramid is a Serdab (Arabic for cellar), a small room that contains a statue of Zoser. The inlaid eyes, now missing, were made from rock crystal, alabaster, and obsidian and gave the statue a surprisingly lifelike appearance. Two small holes are carved in the north wall to allow the statue to gaze out on his pyramid complex for all eternity. The original statue of Zoser can be seen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and a replica statue is now in the serdab.
Zoser was a very lucky Pharaoh to have a genius figure in his royal court. the great Imhotep, who was the chief architect of the funeral complex of the king in Sakkara.
Zoser extended Egypt’s southern border to Aswan and east into the Sinai Peninsula in the search for turquoise, a semiprecious stone highly prized in the Old Kingdom. Turquoise was popular throughout Egypt’s history, but the only examples we have today are the Old Kingdom butterfly bracelets from Queen Hetepheres’s tomb, now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. An inscription at Sehel Island (south of Aswan) claims that Zoser gave them land south of Aswan. Interestingly, the priests of Isis at the Philae Temple claim that Zoser gave the land to them.
The atmosphere in Egypt is great all year round, but the best time to make a tour in Egypt and enjoy it, is from October to April, you can enjoy Christmas tours in Egypt or New Year's Tours. And spring festivals ( Easter ).
After the danger of the Coronavirus, Egypt is one of the security countries you can visit, the situation is very stable now in Egypt, tourists enjoy tours in Egypt, with safe movement and security by the police in every region of Egypt and all tourist places in particular. Securing tourists in Egypt is the most important priority of the Egyptian government.
If you are looking for Egypt tours, best things to do in Egypt and best Egypt tour itinerary, Cairo and Luxor Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority, visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan, you can visit the city of Hurghada or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy a lot of activities there.
Egypt has many tourist attractions that you can visit and enjoy a tour of Egypt different and unique, from the most famous tourist attractions in Egypt: The Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Pyramids of Saqqara, Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor temple, and many landmarks located in each city of Egypt.
If you are looking for great tours of Egypt and perfect vacation, 5 to 8 days is perfect for a great vacation in Egypt, and you must visit Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza and enjoy the Egypt Nile cruise tour between Luxor and Aswan.
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