The Step Pyramid of Djoser, Ṣaqqārah, Egypt, slide

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Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Organization
Image indexed by negative number
Summary
"Saqqâra (Ṣaqqārah) is a large necropolis south of Cairo and west of ancient Memphis. It was the necropolis of ancient Memphis; has remains of several pyramids from 5th and 6th dynasties and the famous Step Pyramid, the earliest true pyramid in Egypt, built for King Zoser (Djoser) of the 3rd dynasty ca. 2630 BC by his prime minister Imhotep. It is not to be confused with the modern town of the same name." [The J. P. Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographical Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Life magazine and traveled to Africa from August 18, 1959 to December 20, 1959.
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, 950 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20560-0708
1959
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Local number
T 6 EGY 43 EE 51
EEPA EECL 17074
photographer
Elisofon, Eliot
Topic
Cultural landscapes
Monuments
Architecture
Place
Egypt
Africa
Physical description
slide : col
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Type
Color slides