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To construct such monuments required a mastery of art, architecture and social organization that few cultures would ever rival.
The pyramids are said to have built Egypt by being the primary force that knit together the kingdom's economy. Their creations were so substantial, that the sight of these vast pyramids would astound you. Today, the valley of the Nile has an open-air museum so people can witness these grand monuments.
Obsessed with the afterlife, Egypt's rulers of 4, years ago glorified themselves in stone, thereby laying the foundation of the first great nation. A Pyramid is an enormous machine that helps the king go through the wall of the dead, achieve resurrection and live forever in the happiness of the gods.
The start of the Old Kingdom is said to be the building of the Djoser's monument. The construction of Step Pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser began around BC and was designed to awe the ancient Egyptians, to impress them with their ruler's godlike strength.
It was the world's first great construction project, and the world's largest building. Djoser, the second king of the 3rd dynasty, hired the skilled architect Imhoptep to construct the first tomb made completely of stone.
Imhoptep is considered the prominent genius of the Old Kingdom. He assembled one workforce to quarry limestone at the cliff of Tura, across the Nile, another to haul the stone to the site where master carvers shaped each block and put it in place.
The Step Pyramid is a terraced structure rising in six unequal stages to a height of 60 meters, its base measuring meters by meters. The substructure has a system of underground corridors and rooms.
The main feature of the step pyramid is a central shaft that runs 25 meters deep and 8 meters wide. The step pyramid rises within a vast walled court which spreads meters long andBooks related to Egyptian Pyramids- Egyptian Pyramids- When most people mention Ancient Egypt the first thing that comes to mind is the Pyramids.
To construct such monuments required a mastery of art, architecture and social organization that few cultures would ever rival. The pyramids are. Imhotep’s name means “the One Who Comes in Peace.” Although he was born a commoner, Imhotep rose to become King Djoser’s vizier and was in charge of building Djoser’s tomb at Saqqara.
Rather than constructing a regular mastaba, or bench-shaped tomb, Imhotep chose to stack several mastabas on top of each other to create the . Djoser, sometimes spelled Zoser (though he was actually called Netjerykhet), was a king of Egypt’s third dynasty.
The planning of the pyramid has been attributed to Imhotep, a vizier who would later be deified for his accomplishments. The name Khasekhemwy Hotep-Netjerwi-imef means "the Two Powerful Ones Have Risen And The Two Lords Are At Peace Within Him".
Inscriptions on statues of Khasekhemwy indicate that he may have reunited Ancient Egypt after a period of strife that may have started during the reign of Peribsen.
Scholars traditionally included the Third Dynasty of Egypt (c. BCE) in the period of the Old Kingdom because of the Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara, the first pyramid ever built in Egypt, seemed to link that dynasty to the building efforts of the 4th Dynasty, because the last king of the Third Dynasty was related to the first king of the .
Egyptologists believe the king’s actual birth name was Djoser, which means “holy one”. He ruled during the Third Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt, which began in approximately B.C. Confirmed king lists for this time do not exist, leaving the actual dates and reigns of kings uncertain.