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Here’s a new video on the restoration of the Step Pyramid of Djoser (and uncovering of his massive granite sarcophagus), featuring – of course – Dr Zahi Hawass. Djoser’s pyramid is one of the earliest examples of monumental work on a truly massive scale, predating the Giza pyramids by a couple of centuries.

Whatever you think of Dr Hawass, he’s not boring to watch (give him a cape and a big pipe organ and it would be perfect) – just a shame there’s not more coverage of the actual granite sarcophagus rather than the Big Z’s mug. Still, great to see these sorts of short videos coming out of Egypt. Archaeology projects could take a leaf out of Zahi’s book here – I’m sure there would be a pretty sizeable audience out there interested in seeing updates from digs around the world.