Sakkara Pyramide

Concrete Matter

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Year – 1880s
Style – Silver gelatin print            
Dimensions image HxW – 26 x 21 cm / 10,2 x 8,2 inch
Dimensions mat HxW – 40 x 50 cm / 15,7 x 19,6 inch

This antique albumen photograph from the 1880s show the Pyramid of Djoser at the Sakara site in Egypt. It was built in the 27th century B.C. for the Pharaoh Djoser by his highest official, the so called vizier, Imhotep.

It is one of the oldest architectural remnants on the planet. This is the first building ever to use a layered setup in order to gain height. This archetype idea of layering is still used this day and you can see why. This amazingly old structure built with sweat and hours of labor still stands after so many years being exposed to its extreme environment in the desert of Egypt. 

Antique albumen print by the famous photographer Pascal Sebah.