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Where does Joseph fit into Egyptian History? » shaft-tunnels-step-pyramid-djoser-1p

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A diagram of the shaft and tunnels under the Step Pyramid of Djoser (Netjerikhet) at Saqqara in Egypt. The Step Pyramid was the first pyramid to be constructed and was designed by Imhotep who was the sage / vizier of Pharaoh Djoser. The central shaft has many similarities to other shafts in the Step Pyramid complex. The main entrance leads directly to the central shaft in which Djoser’s sarcophagus was placed when he died. If this shaft had been previously used to store grain, a means of retrieving grain from the bottom of the shaft would have been necessary. Four such tunnels connect to the bottom of the shaft below the level of a platform on which Djoser’s sarcophagus was placed. These tunnels radiate out of the shaft into a series of blind ending galleries where Djoser’s treasures and mortuary vessels would have been placed. They are connected to the main entrance by a pair of tunnels with stairs. Ventilation would have been poor if the shaft had been used as a grain silo prior to converting it into Djoser’s tomb. Other grain silos in the complex have much better ventilation.

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