Step Pyramid of Djoser Saqqara, Egypt c. 2630 BCE
The Step Pyramid at Djoser is the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt and an important development in Ancient Egyptian architecture. Its architect, Imhotep, was later deified.
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- Step Pyramid of Djoser
- 29.871267° N, 31.216294° E
- North Saqqara, Egypt
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
Djoser's pyramid was a revolutionary design. Previously, pharaohs were buried in rectangular mastabas (like that of Mereruka nearby). Imhotep created a pyramid by stacking six mastabas on top of each other. This design would later evolve into the smooth-sided pyramids seen at Giza and elsewhere. When it was first completed and covered in smooth limestone, the Step Pyramid had a height of 62m and a base area of 140m by 118m. Special permission is needed from the site's Antiquities Inspectorate to access the interior. One wall has a frieze of cobras. continue reading →
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