Djeser Funerary Complex

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Saqqara and the Djeser complex call to mind two names:Imhotep , head architect who designed the monumental funerary site erected in honour of King Djeser (III Dynasty), and archaeologistJean-Philippe Lauer , who dedicated his life to studying it. The complex was contained by a 15ha wall (admire on the inner façade the remarkable"Wall of Cobras" ). The interior buildings each have a ritual function: theTomb of the South , under which lie the funerary chambers, theTemple of Heb-Sed , where the pharaoh came for renewal before crossing over into the afterlife, theserdab , which enclosed the life-size statue of the deceased (now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo), and, finally, thepyramid .

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