Monday, February 16, 2009

Pyramid Maintenance


You can find wonderful random moments all over Egypt. The other day I found this one at the Step Pyramid in Sakkara where workers were apparently doing some maintenance to the site. One group of men were cutting stone into blocks while another young man was painting blocks that had been placed against the wall of the pyramid with some colour that made them look old like the others.

4 comments:

Dina said...

So that's what they do! Thanks for this fascinating window on pyramid maintenance.
It was exciting to read that "A storehouse of 30 mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, in a new round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara.) http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,489964,00.html?sPage=fnc/scitech/archaeology

Your area is so rich in antiquities; you're so lucky to just be able to ride over there on a horse.

Cairo Typ0 said...

They're never doing anything interesting liek that when i visit. Cool photo!

vagabondblogger said...

We visited Saqqara and it was amazing. Why are they painting the bottom blocks?

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I really enjoyed my time at the step pyramids of Sakkara. Lots of excellent photo opportunities and so interesting to learn about the very first pyramids.