Friday, February 03, 2006

Step Pyramid of Djoser

The Step Pyramid of Djoser (2667 - 2648 BC) at Saqqara. King Djoser is from the 3rd dynasty. The architect Imhotep, created this structure, which led to all other true pyramids, including those at Giza.

Imhotep decided to use stone instead of mudbrick and didn't just build one mastaba (or flat roof building), but he built six levels, making each layer smaller than the last. There was a large, high wall built around the pyramid that was 34 feet high.

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