Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Egypt. The first of the great pyramids built in Egypt, during the Old Kingdom's 3rd Dynasty about 2800 BC

Step Pyramid Photo by: peifferc, Creative Commons The Step Pyramid of Djoser (Zoser) is the earliest stone pyramid in Egypt, thus became an important

Imhotep, 2650–2600 BC, was one of the chief officials of Pharaoh Djoser. He is considered to be the  first architect and engineer and physician in early history, and he was one of the chief officials of Pharaoh Djoser. Egyptologists ascribe to him the design of the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt in 2630 – 2611 BC. Before Djoser, pharaohs were buried in mastaba tombs. [Possibly known as Joseph of the Old Testament]

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# Imhotep, BC, was one of the chief officials of Pharaoh Djoser, at Saqqara in Egypt in 2630 – 2611 BC.

Pyramid of Djoser -- P1 is the original 4-step pyramid, p2 is the addition, which created a 6-step.     "Diagram of the substructure and the building stages of Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara"

Pyramid of Djoser -- is the original pyramid, is the addition, which created a "Diagram of the substructure and the building stages of Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara"

Saqqara.nl: Step pyramid of Djoser

Saqqara.nl: Step pyramid of Djoser

Step pyramid of Djoser The pyramid tomb of king Djoser (ca. BC) of the Dynasty at Saqqara, the first ever to be built, is justly named the Step Pyramid.

Step Pyramid of Djoser. The first pyramid ever built by the Egyptians, Djoser rises up 60 meters with six steplike layers, one built on top of the other. The pyramid was constructed at Saqqara about 4,700 years ago. Beneath the pyramid lies a labyrinth of tunnels extending 5.5 kilometres. At the labyrinth's centre is a 28-metre-deep shaft containing the burial chamber of Djoser, king of Egypt's third dynasty.

In Photos: Amazing Ruins of the Ancient World

Egypt: The Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara (Sakkara).  Hundreds of thousands of tons of stone were used in the construction with a tura limestone face added on afterwards.

Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser, Saqqara, Dyn. Old Kingdom, Limestone- note the other structures involved in the complex as well

IMHOTEP, stepped pyramid (looking northeast) of Djoser, Saqqara, Egypt, Third Dynasty, ca. 2630-2611 BCE.

3500-2575 BCE – Predynastic and Early Dynastic Art

The Step Pyramid of Djoser (also spelled Djozer or Zoser) in Saqqara is the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt and an important development in Ancient Egyptian architecture.

Diagram of the substructure of Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara

Layout diagram of the inside passenges, shafts and burial vault of the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt.

Comparison of pyramids - Pyramid of Djoser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -- Comparison of approximate profiles of Pyramid of Djoser with some notable pyramidal or near-pyramidal buildings. Dotted lines indicate original heights, where data are available. (Click for interactive version.)

Comparison of pyramids - Pyramid of Menkaure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

* The Pyramid of Djoser (or Zoser), or step pyramid is an archeological remain in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt. It was built during the 27th century BC for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by Imhotep, his vizier. *

* The Pyramid of Djoser (or Zoser), or step pyramid is an archeological remain in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt. It was built during the century BC for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by Imhotep, his vizier.

Pyramid of Djoser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pyramid of Djoser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Step pyramid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pyramid of Djoser, Egypt. Built to contain Pharaoh Djoser after his death almost 4700 years ago, the complex is the oldest stone-cut construction in the world.

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