CAIRO – 14 September 2021: The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced opening the southern tomb of King Djoser in Saqqara to visitors.
Visitors of the cemetery will only see the stairs and the well up to the coffin; the internal corridors will not be included in the visit and will be closed.
The entry tickets for Egyptian visitors will cost L.E. 40, and L.E. 20 for Egyptian students.
Entry tickets for foreign tourists will cost L.E. 100 and L.E. 50 for foreign students.
The visit will include the entrance to the southern cemetery, the well to its end, and the sarcophagus.
The southern tomb of King Djoser is located in the southern corner of his funerary complex in the Saqqara archaeological area.
The tomb consists of an upper part, which is a terrace made of limestone and has a frieze decorated with cobra snakes; and a lower part that is carved into the rock at a depth of about 30 meters. It can be reached by a stone staircase that leads to a door carved in the rock as well.
The entrance corridor has a stone staircase that ends in the cemetery's door, which in turn leads to the internal corridors leading to the tomb spaces and the container for frescoes decorated with blue faience.