• Dynasties
  • Old Kingdom
  • Djoser (Zoser)

  • Zoser Rule:3rd Dynasty: 2630-2611 BC
    Predecessor:Brother Sanakhte
    Mother:Nimathaap: Mother of the Pharaoh
    Nomen:Birth name: Netjerikhet: Body of the gods
    Consorts:Inetkawaes, Hetephemebti
    Capital City:Memphis
    Reign:- Legend says that a seven year famine struck Egypt during his reign, Imhotep erected a temple to god Khnum in Elephantine, the famine ended, and ancient mythology attributed it to the offerings and temple,
    - Zoser established Egyptian presence in Sinai, by defeating local Bedouins in military campaigns, and an inscription at Wadi Maghara would indicate that he also had turquoise mined in the region.
    - During his reign, he managed to extend Egypt's southern border as far as Elephantine at the Nile's First Cataract
    - The fact that he was able to build such a massive and innovative structure as the Step Pyramid suggests that during his reign Egypt was politically stable, with a successful economy.
    Burial:- His High Priest and architect was Imhotep who designed Pharaoh Zoser's Step Pyramid of Saqqara
    This is the first Old Kingdom Pyramid ever built in Egypt and the oldest stone building still standing, and it represented a giant leap in building techniques. Before this most tombs were made of sun- dried bricks
    It consists of a 6 stepped mastabas
    Successor:Sekhemkhet - unknown relationship

    Photos: Saqqara Step Pyramid