Egyptian authorities reopen the ancient tomb of Pharaoh Djoser to tourists.
According to ISNA, and according to Reuters, Egyptian officials opened the 4700-year-old southern tomb of Pharaoh Djoser on the “Saqqara Plateau” to tourists after a 15-year restoration on Tuesday.
The tomb, located south of Cairo, is near the stepped pyramid of the famous Pharaoh of the Third Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, Egypt’s oldest massive stone structure, but it was closed until March 2020.
However, the Egyptians did not bury Pharaoh Djoser in this tomb. This Pharaoh’s resting place is in the famous stepped pyramid near that tomb.
According to Mustafa Vaziri, secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, the Egyptian priests constructed the vault around 2667 BC to 2648 BC. And they guess the Egyptians built the tomb for some symbolic reason or to preserve the internal organs of this well-known Pharaoh.
Egypt is seeking to revive the tourism industry through the outbreak of the Coronavirus and has unveiled a new museum and discoveries in recent months.
Djoser is the most well-known Pharaoh of ancient Egypt of the third dynasty. He was famous for his order to one of the officials under his command named Imhotep to build a stepped pyramid in Saqqara.
His name in the contemporary texts is Netjerikhet, which means “body of the gods.” Sources after him, including a source from the New Kingdom period that refer to the buildings he built, helped to understand that Nechricht and Djoser were one. He is also known as Zoser, Zoser, Dessert, Dejser, and Horus Naturechet.
Carbon historiography studies show that the beginning of the Djoser reign has been between 2691 and 2625 BC. However, it was closed until March 2020.
That is why the Egyptian officials uncovered the 4700-year-old southern tomb of Pharaoh Djoser on the “Saqqara Plateau” to tourists after a 15-year renovation on Tuesday.