Ancient tomb of Egyptian King Djoser opened 4,500 YEARS after burial – revealing stunning chambers

THE TOMB of an ancient Egyptian king who lived around 4,500 years ago has been restored and opened to the public. King Djoser’s death thousands of years ago was honoured by the building of the stunning South Tomb but his body remains in the nearby Step Pyramid. Avalon.redThis is the entrance to the southern cemetery of King Djoser[/caption] Avalon.redVisitors can explore a labyrinth of corridors[/caption] The pyramid and tomb are located at the Saqqara complex near Cairo. The South Tomb has been under extensive restoration for the past 15 years. Most of the tomb is underground and features a long maze of corridors decorated with hieroglyphs and tiles. Experts think the tomb was built between 2667 BC and 2648 BC for symbolic reasons or to hold pharaoh Djoser’s organs. Highlights in the South Tomb include intricate carvings and walls covered with blue stones. Most read in News DOWN LIKE DOM-INOES Raab demoted & replaced by Liz Truss as Williamson AXED in reshuffle FATAL SURGE UK Covid deaths rise by 201 in a day as Brits face a winter of restrictions MILE HIGH SHAME Moment ‘Ryanair’ passenger ‘performs sex act on man’ in front of travellers HIGH CAUGHT Andrew WILL face sex…

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Ancient tomb of Egyptian King Djoser opened 4,500 YEARS after burial – revealing stunning chambers

Updated: September 15, 2021 — 10:27 am