Pyramid of Djoser Saqqara Necropolis, Egypt
The Pyramid of Zoser, commonly called Djoser. It is also called the step pyramid. It is located in the region of Saqqara necropolis in the north western part of the city Memphis. In 27th century Imhotep gave the order of making the pyramid of Djoser as the burial of Djoser, the then Pharaoh of the country.
The pyramid is made up of clearly cut stone and that’s why it had been considered as the oldest cut stone big construction. The height of the pyramid is 62 meters including the base.
Being a very famous and a well-known king of the country Djoser has got an amazing construction for his tomb. Construction of the pyramid of Djoser was a new revolution in the Egyptian history as it is made up of cut stone instead of mud bricks like earlier constructions. It shows a big art of thousands of labors. The architect of the pyramid is Imhotep.
The pyramid of Zoser had been serving for both life and after life. It has a complex of temples inside it. The pyramid and its inner chambers have been enclosed by a wall made up of lime stone. It has fourteen doors but among them only the southern door was for life related activities. Entering into the pyramid was not too simple in the ancient times because there is a big dug outside the wall of the enclosure which is around 40 meters wide.
The pyramid of Djoser is consisting of a roof colonnade corridor, a court and the tomb of Djoser. Below the pyramid of Djoser there is a big tunnel which had been serving as a place of burial for other relatives of the king. It was reconstructed by a French Architect in later days because of what it differs from other pyramids.