As a part of the cooperation between the Alexandria Library and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Zahi Hawass Egyptology center in the cultural connection department of the Alexandria library organized a scientific visit to Saqqara and the architect “Imhotep” museum.
Dr. Sabry Farag, the General Director of the Saqqara antiquities area, explained the history of the area and the ancient Egyptian’s innovative use of stones in building as well as explaining Imhotep’s great architectural role.
The visit started with a practical explanation in the visualization hall on a details of King Djoser’s funeral collection.
The explanation was followed by watching a documentary film by the famous archaeologist Zahi Hawass and after that visiting Imhotep’s museum and King Djoser’s funeral collection before continuing to visit the grave of Mereruka, the son of king Teti the first pharaoh of the sixth dynasty of Egypt, the grave of Kagmani and the grave of Nefer Sshem Ptah.
The visit then including passing by the Pyramid of Unas, the Pyramid of Userkaf, the grave of Ptahhotep or Hotep’s Sister, visiting the graves of the two brothers, birds and artists and visiting the graves of Nefer, Maya and Horemheb. The visit ended by visiting the “Serapeum“ graves of Apis and the grave of Ti.
Contributed by Sara Goda