Ancient Egyptian Series – Djoser and the first Step Pyramid

Djoser

The first Step Pyramid was built about 4,700 years ago for Djoser, the first Pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty (hundreds of years after Upper and Lower Egypt was unified by Narmer). The first of the kings to build a pyramid for a tomb. This lesser known pyramid has been attributed to Imhotep (a well-known Egyptian figure). This is the first building to ever be built entirely out of stone.

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