The eldest member of the Saqqara architectural community is the stepped pyramid complex of Djoser (also called Zozer) (IIIrd dynasty - 2,700 B.C.) The Djoser pyramid resembles a staircase ascending skywards. 600 meters to the northwest of his lens, the eye of the photographer focuses upon the pyramid dedicated to King Unas (also known as Ounas or Wenas - Vth dynasty, 2,460 B.C.). To the south-east, lie the cliffs on top of which Chancellor Imhotep had the pyramid and funerary complex built around it and its ramparts, still covered by desert sands. The sloped site seems to bow down to the Nile river valley which passes by Memphis, capital of Egypt under the Ancient Empire (2,700 - 2,200 B.C.). After Lepsius, Mariette, Maspero and Flinders Petrie, giants of the 19th century, Egyptologists today employ increasingly modern technology in their research. Archeological journalism was born during the twentieth century, and photography has since acquired a central position within the scientific research process.....ROYAL AIR FORCE/COLLECTION PATRICK CHAPUIS-PHILIPPE FLANDRIN
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The eldest member of the Saqqara architectural community is the stepped pyramid complex of Djoser (also called Zozer) (IIIrd dynasty - 2,700 B.C.) The Djoser pyramid resembles a staircase ascending skywards. 600 meters to the northwest of his lens, the eye of the photographer focuses upon the pyramid dedicated to King Unas (also known as Ounas or Wenas - Vth dynasty, 2,460 B.C.). To the south-east, lie the cliffs on top of which Chancellor Imhotep had the pyramid and funerary complex built around it and its ramparts, still covered by desert sands. The sloped site seems to bow down to the Nile river valley which passes by Memphis, capital of Egypt under the Ancient Empire (2,700 - 2,200 B.C.). After Lepsius, Mariette, Maspero and Flinders Petrie, giants of the 19th century, Egyptologists today employ increasingly modern technology in their research. Archeological journalism was born during the twentieth century, and photography has since acquired a central position within the scientific research process.....ROYAL AIR FORCE/COLLECTION PATRICK CHAPUIS-PHILIPPE FLANDRIN

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Date: 31 May 1924
Location: Saqqara Egypt
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