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The enormous Saqqara 'step' pyramid being renovated for safety ... see how tiny the workmen look on the third step down!


'Sakkara is best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids. It was built for King Djoser of the 3rd Dynasty by the architect and genius Imhotep, who designed it and its surrounding complex to be as grand as it was unique and revolutionary. Imhotep was the first to build stone tombs in honor of the king's majesty.'

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Taken on August 4, 2010