King Djoser | King Zoser | Step Pyramid King
Updated: Feb 7
King Djoser is considered one of the most powerful Egyptian kings who listed his achievements in a Pharaonic civilization, and he is one of the Third Dynasty Kings, and the stepped, pyramid to be seen in this magnificent building is the most famous monument left by that king.
Djoser (Netjerkhet). He's the third dynasty's second ruler. Egypt consolidated its unity during his rule. In a long inscription, carved on a rock near Aswan, the name of Djoser was also found as a testimony to the unity of the two Upper and Lower Egyptian lands. For 29 prosperous years Djoser reigned, Manetho said.
Some consider that he is the founder of the third ruling family during the old kingdom, but later lists placed the Sanakht pharaoh first because his dominion was truly unknown. King Djoser, however, is of special interest so much that his name is written in red in the Royal Canon of Turin.
During his first years as king, Djoser moved from Tanis to Memphis, the capital city of the two royalties, and took the forces of the priests (the solar cult of Amun Ra became the cult of the king). Known more about ancient Egyptian religion and gods of Ancient Egypt!
His Step Pyramid can be considered the world's oldest stone building built by the High Priest and architect Imhotep. Imhotep later would become a real god, often worshiped by the Greeks (such as Aesculapius) for their knowledge of medicine, architecture, science, and religion.
King Djoser set up a funeral complex outside Memphis, the royal capital, in ̄Ṣaqqara with the help of Imhotep (southwest of modern Cairo). The three well-known pyramids that people first see during the tour to Giza Pyramids are 200 years before.
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