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
- Architectural style:
- Material: Stone
- Height: 58.8 m
- Area: 13189 m & # 178
- 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