Stepped Pyramid at Saqqara (Egypt) - called the pyramid of Djoser of the eighteenth century BC
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Date of build
XXVII in. P.n.e.
- Other building names: Piramida Dżesera
- Building type: Pyramid
- Material: Stone
Height: 58.8 m
- Area: 13189 m²
- Architect: Imhotep
Sakkara's necropolis took its name from a small village and was part of the memphis necropolis.
The step pyramid, also known as the Djoser pyramid, was built by the first architect in world history - Imhotep, who was also the discoverer of the method of building of hewn stones.
The pyramid was built on a rectangular plan with a long terrace from the forehead. It has a surface area of 121 x 109 and is 58.8 m high. It was created on the basis of square mastaba (the tomb of pharaohs and dignitaries, the aboveground part - cuboid with sloping walls with blind gates and serdab (room with a statue of the deceased), underground part - shaft and burial chamber).
In the center of the pyramid there is the burial chamber of Djoser. When the king's mummy was put in it, it was closed with a granite block weighing three tons. There are also eleven other shafts for the burial site of queens and prematurely deceased royal children.
"The more time we devote to observing this place, the greater admiration we get." - Adellatif