CAIRO - 9 May 2019: Sakkara dazzles the world once again as new discovery there unfolds. A new discovery was announced by the Ministry of Antiquities on May 4.
After the world was impressed by the discovery of the embalming workshop in 2018, in addition to finding the oldest cheese known to man in a cemetery and the pyramid of Djoser, the oldest pyramid in the world, a new discovery is made in Saqqara.
A new cemetery has been discovered near the pyramids of Giza.
The cemetery contains colored inscriptions which were found in good condition. In the following report Egypt Today reviews the history of the region.
Sakkara was once a center of urban civilization in the era of the Pharaohs and one of the most significant areas in ancient Egypt. Its name derives from the name of the God of the Dead in the ancient state of the tribe of Memphis.
This god was believed to sponsor agriculture and plowing. The God of the Dead then lived underground to deal with those who are buried under the earth's surface.
Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said in his book "100 Interesting Facts in the Life of the Pharaohs" that Sakkara was the capital of Memphis. Sakkara is considered as an open book that tells the story of the ancient Egyptian civilization in different ages.
It is the only cemetery in Egypt that includes tombs from the beginning of the ancient Egyptian history. It also has tombs consisting of unique colored inscriptions.
The history of the region, according to Hawass, spans back to more than 3,000 years. Its heyday was during the age of the old state when the first and most important revolution occurred in the art of construction and architecture as Imhotep used stones in the construction of King Djoser funerary group instead of bricks.
Sakkara includes about 30 pyramids, of which 15 are pyramids or temples of different Pharaonic kings.