won a lucrative contract to help save the oldest pyramid in Egypt. The 3,000-year-old Pyramid of Djoser almost collapsed in 1992 after being hit by an earthquake. But in a bid to preserve the ancient structure, a firm from South Wales has been called in to keep the pyramid standing. A team from Cintec in Newport has been contracted by the High Council of Egyptian Antiques to rescue the landmark, which is also known as the Step Pyramid . The firm worked on Windsor Castle after the fire of 1992 and was also called upon by the Indian government to strengthen a major Delhi bridge ahead of last years Commonwealth Games. And after building a reputation for preserving landmark structures, Cintec has won an 1.8million contract to save the Pyramid of Djoser. The engineers will use self-inflating water-filled bags to bolster against the collapse of a damaged ceiling inside the pyramid. Stainless steel structural reinforcement anchors will also be implement in a bid to secure the strength of the buildings central chamber. Peter James, managing director of Cintec, said: 'We are extremely pleased to have been appointed for this project and are always looking for new methods to support and maintain historical landmarks across the globe. 'We recognise the importance of both historical and religious structures to their cultures and hope to continue to develop advanced reinforcement systems that will preserve archeological structures for future generations. Daily Mail