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Enclosure Wall of the Step Pyramid Complex, Saqqara | Saqqara, Egypt (20230216_092418_092421.jpg)

Enclosure Wall of the Step Pyramid Complex, Saqqara

The complex is enclosed by a wall 10.5 m high that stretched for over 1.6 km. This wall was built from a thick core of masonry that was encased with Tura limestone, wholly on the outside but partially on the inside. The external fa├žade of the wall had a bastion at a regular interval of 4.1 m adorned with 1,680 hand-carved niches 9 m tall.
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