Oldest Egyptian pyramid reopens, but nobody can visit it yet
If you’re interested in history and archeology, then this news is for you.
The Egyptian authorities have reopened the 4,700-year-old step pyramid of Djoser to the public after years of renovation.
The roughly 60m-high pyramid dominates the vast Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo and is part of the ancient capital of Memphis, a Unesco World Heritage site.
The Old Kingdom is known as the age of pyramid builders. Dating to 2,680BC, the Djoser pyramid was built under the direction of architect Imhotep.
An earthquake in 1992 caused considerable damage to the monument’s interior. Renovations started in 2006 but were interrupted in 2011 and could only be resumed in 2013.
The gigantic Grand Egyptian Museum, overlooking the Giza pyramids, is set to open at the end of this year, five years later than originally planned.
There are more than 5,000 pyramids on the surface of the earth!