The Big Enclosure at Saqqara

The complexes at Saqqara: 1) Djoser,
2) Sekhemkhet, 3) Gisr el Mudir.
When excavated in the mid 1990s the walls of Gisr el Mudir was found to be a masonry of roughly hewn limestone blocks in layers (picture left). The base was made of two outer walls c. 15 meters apart (drawing at top right) with an inner filling of rubble, scrap stones and sand.