COSI’s Lost Egypt Exhibition

Laser Survey to be Performed on the Step Pyramid at Saqqara by COSI

Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara

According to a press release, H.E. Farouk Hosni, Minister of Culture, announced that the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), in collaboration with a Japanese-American mission, is carrying out a laser scanning survey of the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, in an attempt to create a virtual three-dimensional model of Egypt’s oldest pyramid.

Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the SCA, stated that this survey is being conducted in collaboration with a Japanese mission headed by Dr. Kosuke Sato of Osaka University and an American mission led by Dr. Mark Lehner, Director of Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA). This project intends on archaeologically documenting the Step Pyramid in order to greater understand its various stages of construction by using a variety of laser scanners including the Zoser Scanner, which was custom designed to scan the pyramid by Develo Solutions of Osaka, Japan.

Read more about this project on Dr. Hawass’ website –

When we were in Egypt, we visited Djoser’s pyramid at Saqqara, as well as getting the chance to meet and interview Dr. Mark Lehner for the Lost Egypt project.


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