Imhotep, 2650–2600 BC, was one of the chief officials of Pharaoh Djoser. He is considered to be the first architect and engineer and physician in early history, and he was one of the chief officials of Pharaoh Djoser. Egyptologists ascribe to him the design of the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt in 2630 – 2611 BC. Before Djoser, pharaohs were buried in mastaba tombs. He served as chancellor to the pharaoh and high priest of the sun god Ra at Heliopolis.

Imhotep, BC, is considered to be the first architect, engineer, and physician. Egyptologists ascribe to him the design of the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt in 2630 – 2611 BC.

Egypte, Saqqara: Stairs in the south part of the pyramide of Djoser. by Marie-Hélène Cingal, via Flickr

Egypte, Saqqara: Stairs in the south part of the pyramide of Djoser. by Marie-Hélène Cingal

Zoser, the oldest pyramid ever found (until now anyway), Egypt - Photo by Tuca Santos

Step Pyramid of Zoser - Sakkara, Egypt / Zoser, the oldest pyramid ever found (until now anyway), Egypt

Diagram of the substructure of Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara

Layout diagram of the inside passenges, shafts and burial vault of the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt.

Hierakonpolis, the Predynastic capital. Pharaoh Khasekhemui (2690 BC) was buried at the necropolis at Umm el-Qa'ab in what was once described as the earliest stone structure in Egypt. the quality of the construction was so primitive. Especially compared to the step pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, which has been dated to the start of the third dynasty. Khasekhemui’s skeleton was never found, suggesting it was looted long before the excavation.

Hierakonpolis, the Predynastic capital. Pharaoh Khasekhemui (2690 BC) was buried at the necropolis at Umm el-Qa'ab in what was once described as the earliest stone structure in Egypt. the quality of the construction was so primitive. Especially compared to the step pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, which has been dated to the start of the third dynasty. Khasekhemui’s skeleton was never found, suggesting it was looted long before the excavation.

Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Egypt. The first of the great pyramids built in Egypt, during the Old Kingdom's 3rd Dynasty about 2800 BC

Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Egypt. The first of the great pyramids built in Egypt, during the Old Kingdom's Dynasty about 2800 BC

Step Pyramid of Djoser. The first pyramid ever built by the Egyptians, Djoser rises up 60 meters with six steplike layers, one built on top of the other. The pyramid was constructed at Saqqara about 4,700 years ago. Beneath the pyramid lies a labyrinth of tunnels extending 5.5 kilometres. At the labyrinth's centre is a 28-metre-deep shaft containing the burial chamber of Djoser, king of Egypt's third dynasty.

In Photos: Amazing Ruins of the Ancient World

Step Pyramid of Djoser. The first pyramid ever built by the Egyptians, Djoser rises up 197 feet meters) with six steplike layers, one built on top of the other. The pyramid was constructed at Saqqara about years ago.

Pyrimid of  Djoser, Egypt

The step Pyramid of Saqqara, Djoser's pyramid and its surrounding mortuary complex is recognized as the first stone building in the world. Khufu Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt ( 2589 - 2566 BC) Dynasty 4

humanoidhistory: Aerial view of the step pyramid of Djoser in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt, 1965, photo by Eliot Elisofon. (Smithsonian)

Aerial view of the step pyramid of Djoser in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt, photo by Eliot Elisofon.

Saqqara / Sakkara (Egipto) Egypt, Saqqara: Stairs in the South part of the Pyramid Djoser / By Marie-Helene Cingal, via Flickr

Saqqara / Sakkara, Egypt, Saqqara: Stairs in the South part of the Pyramid Djoser

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Saqqara pyramid of Djoser Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities have tracked down five ancient looted Egyptian artifacts at a Budapest Museu.

Pyramid of Djoser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pyramid of Djoser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pyramid of Djoser, or step pyramid is an archeological remain in the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt. It was built during the 27th century BC for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser

The Step Pyramid of Djoser (also spelled Djozer or Zoser) in Saqqara is the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt and an important development in Ancient Egyptian architecture.

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