Djoser

Djoser

Birth
Egypt
Death unknown
Egypt
Burial Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt
Plot The Step Pyramid of Djoser
Memorial ID 40974185 · View Source
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Egyptian Pharaoh. He ruled Egypt from approximately 2635 BC until his death in 2610 BC and was the second Pharaoh of Egypt's Third Dynasty. He sent his army on an expedition to subdue the Sinai Peninsular and also ordered expeditions there to mine for turquoise and copper. There is a legend, inscribed on the "Famine Stela", that he rebuilt the temple of Khnum on the Island of Elephentine and in doing so brought a seven year famine to an end. He is best remembered for commissioning the famous Step Pyramid, the earliest stone building anywhere in the world. Built by constructing several Mastaba, or "bench", tombs on top of each other, it was the forerunner of the true pyramids that were built in the following dynasty. A statue of Djoser discovered inside the Step pyramid complex is the earliest life size statue found in Egypt.

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  • Originally Created by: js
  • Added: 22 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40974185
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Djoser (unknown–unknown), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40974185, citing Saqqara, Cairo, El Qahira, Egypt ; Maintained by Find A Grave .