Step Pyramid

Note: this photo was published in a Nov 13, 2009 blog titled "Djoser’s Step Pyramid : Innovation Designed by Imhotep." It was also published in an Oct 22, 2009 Quizlet blog.


Moving into 2010, it was published in a Mar 5, 2010 blog titled "Five Steps to the Essential Frugal Life." And it was published in an Oct 2, 2010 issue of The Frugal Mom blog, with the same title and notes as what I had written here in this Flickr page.


Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Feb 11, 2011 blog titled "Public sector pensions & Bernie Madoff ." It was also published in a Mar 17, 2011 blog titled "Are specialisms a hindrance for PR professionals?" And it was published in a Jun 13, 2011 blog titled "Buried Pyramids Found in Egypt." It was also published in a Jul 17, 2011 blog titled "Droit d’auteur & Libertés numériques : plaidoyer pour une réforme constitutionnelle."


Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Dec 4, 2013 blog titled " Flache Hierarchien, hone Motivation."


Moving into 2014, the photo was published in a May 21, 2014 blog titled "Building New Marketplaces at the Bottom of the Pyramid."


Moving into 2015, the photo was published in an undated (mid-January 2015) blog titled "The Five Hindrances of Mind."




This is the Step Pyramid, built for the Pharoah Djoser (Zoser), the 2nd king of the 3rd Dynasty, who ruled Egypt from 2667-2648 BC. It is believed that the pyramid was designed and created by the high priest Imhotep; for more details, click here.


Of course, it lacks the sleek lines and grandeur of the Cheops Pyramid and many of the other sights that we saw; but the scale it still enormous. You get a sense of that by looking at the tiny dots near the bottom right of the pyramid -- those are people.




After a visit to the main Egyptian museum in Cairo, we travelled by bus to Memphis (where we saw the Alabaster Spinx, and a couple of amazing statues of Ramses II), and then to Sakkara to see the Step Sphinx, and a view across the sands to the Bent Sphinx and the Red Sphinx.


We also stoped at a carpet school, to watch young children weaving the fine knots and intricate patterns that go into "Oriental" rugs.


Along the way, there were scenes of fruit/vegetable stands, people walking and bicycling, and numerous carts pulled by tiny buros, hauling alfalfa and produce from one place to another...

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Taken on December 19, 2008