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Pharaoh Djoser's Step Pyramid

Step Pyramid & Complex - Saqqara - The Places

The Step Pyramid


A 6 Tier and 4-sided Step Pyramid. The first of its type and the earliest stone building of this sort of size in Egypt. Built for Pharaoh Djoser by his Royal Vizier and Architect, Imhotep, in the 3rd Dynasty. It had a height of 62.5m and a base of 109m by 121m and was clad in polished white Limestone. The plan for which was basically followed by future generations of Egyptian Pyramid Builders.

The Interior

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The Exterior

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The Materials

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Imhotep, The Architect

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