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Ahead of World Tourism Day on Sept. 27, Egypt opened the southern cemetery of King Djoser after nearly 15 years of restoration works.
This picture taken on Sept. 14, 2021 shows a view of a part of the south tomb of the third dynasty Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Djoser (27th century BC) at the newly-restored southern cemetery in the Saqqara Necropolis south of Egypt's capital Cairo.

CAIRO — The southern cemetery of King Djoser in the Saqqara region, south of Cairo, has been reopened after the restoration works that began in 2006 were completed.

The tomb of King Djoser is located in the south of the funerary area in Saqqara, according to Mustafa al-Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and it consists of two parts. The upper part of the cemetery includes a limestone mastaba (a terrace-like flat-roofed, rectangular structure), while the lower part is carved into the rock at a depth of about 30 meters, he added.

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