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  Egypt: Netjenkhet Djoser, the 2nd King of Egypt's 3rd Dynasty
Netjerikhet Djoser was the 2nd King of Egypt's 3rd Dynasty, and was probably the most famous king during this period.
This claim is made under the authority of Djoser, who, the inscription reads, was advised by Imhotep, his famous vizier, to make the grant of land to the temple of Khnum in order to end a famine in Egypt.
Djoser is also attested by fragments from a shrine in Heliopolis, a seal impressions in the tomb of Khasekhemwy in Abydos, a seal impressions from tomb 2305 in Saqqara, a seal impression from the tomb of Hesy in Saqqara, seal impression from Hierakonpolis and seal impression from Elephantine.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/djoser.htm   (1075 words)

Djoser's complex is remarkable because not only was it the worlds' first ever pyramid, it is also acknowledged as the worlds' first completely stone building.
The fact that Djoser was able to build such a massive and innovative structure suggests that during his reign Egypt was politically stable, with a successful economy.
It is thought that this ceremony may have derived from a primitive belief that the fertility of the fields was dependent on the physical ability of the king.
www.egyptologyonline.com /saqqara.htm   (1589 words)

 Djoser Complex
Djoser's funerary monument was the first time that stone architecture had been used on such a large scale in Egypt.
The pyramid and the related structures which constitute the Djoser complex are surrounded by an imposing wall in light Tura limestone interrupted by simulacra of fourteen doors which probably follows the form of the wall at Memphis at the time.
Djoser's pyramid seems to have initially taken the form of a huge mastaba, but it was gradually extended and elaborated until it consisted of six massive steps reaching a height of 60 meters, making it clearly visible from the capital city of
www.grisel.net /djosercomplex.htm   (403 words)

 Step Pyramid at Saqqara - Mastaba - Crystalinks
It was made for the pharaoh, Djoser and began as a normal mastaba, but was subsequently enlarged by adding one mastaba on top of another until it consisted of six terraces some 200ft (60 meters) high.
The statue of Djoser (Zoser) that was found by excavators, was found in the Tomb Chamber.
Djoser's Step Pyramid is generally considered the first tomb in Egypt to be built entirely of stone anywhere in the world.
www.crystalinks.com /steppyr.html   (1138 words)

 Saqqara and the Step Pyramid of Djoser
The years before Djoser came to the throne were apparently characterized by rival pharaohs and civil war— the royal cemeteries show signs of massive destruction and burning.
The mastaba built by Imhotep for Djoser was enlarged on at least three occasions, covering a line of eleven shafts which had been sunk along the eastern side of the structure.
Djoser's son and successor Sekhemkhet built a similar complex at Saqqara and there is evidence of at least two others to the west.
www.odysseyadventures.ca /articles/saqqara/saqqara_text.htm   (2488 words)

 National Geographic: Egypt--Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara
Intended to hold his mummified body, Pharaoh Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara began as a traditional, flat-roofed mastaba.
But by the end of his 19-year reign, in 2611 B.C., it had risen to six stepped layers and stood 204 feet (62 meters) high.
The tomb was nevertheless plundered, and all that remains of Djoser, the third king of Egypt's 3rd dynasty (time line), is his mummified left foot.
www.nationalgeographic.com /pyramids/djoser.html   (155 words)

 Egyptian Pharaohs : Old Kingdom : Dynasty 3 : Djoser
During his reign, Djoser's foreign policy was conservative, and focused on establishing Egypt as an economic presence, and maintaining the Sinai, so important for trade and as a military buffer zone between Egypt and the Asian/Arab states.
Djoser did not expand the borders of Egypt during his reign, and the southern border of Egypt may have been fixed at the First Cataract.
Djoser moved the royal capitol to Memphis, and cut all ties to the old necropolis at Memphis -- moving instead to Saqqara.
www.phouka.com /pharaoh/pharaoh/dynasties/dyn03/02djoser.html   (803 words)

 Dynasty 3 - Sanakht, Djoser, Sekhemkhet, Khaba, Huni,
However, despite this, mud seal impressions bearing the name of Nethery-khet Djoser from the Abydos tomb of the last king of the 2nd Dynasty Khasekhemuy and connected with the burial seem to suggest that Khasekhemuy's widow and her already ruling son Djoser were in charge of the king's burial.
Hence, on the basis that Djoser was succeeded by Sekhemkhet and of indications pointing to Khaba as the third in line, Nebka may have been the fourth king of the dynasty, to be equated with the Nebkara following Djoser-teti and preceding Huni in the Saqqara king list.
Djoser sent several military expeditions to the Sinai Peninsula, during which the local inhabitants were subdued.
www.crystalinks.com /dynasty3.html   (3217 words)

 The Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara in Egypt, An Introduction
According to tradition, it was built for Horus Netjerikhet, better known as Djoser, a major ruler of Egypt's 3rd Dynasty, by Imhotep, Egypt's most famous architect who was subsequently deified during the New Kingdom.
Djoser is actually the name given to this king by visitors to the site one thousand years after its construction, but actually the only name found on its walls is that of Netjerykhet.
Because of its originality, the group of buildings constituting Djoser's pyramid complex is usually seen as the expression of Egyptian political stability at the beginning of the Old Kingdom.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/dsteppyramid1.htm   (1636 words)

 Djoser Holidays - Tour Operator
Djoser is a tour operator based in the Netherlands but with a large US office.
Their escorted tours (9 to 29 days), have small groups of all ages and are aimed at those who enjoy active vacations and have a will to explore the world's natural wonders and historic landmarks.
Djoser trips are fairly flexible offering travellers the opportunity to join their guides or explore and dine on their own.
www.wordtravels.com /TourOperators/Djoser   (298 words)

 BBC - History - Djoser (reigned c. 2630 - c. 2611 BC)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Djoser was the best known pharaoh, and possibly the founder, of the Third Dynasty of the Old Kingdom in Egypt.
Little is known about Djoser, but 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.
The architect of the Pyramid was Imhotep, a priest and advisor of Djoser's who is the first architect known by name in history.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/djoser.shtml   (107 words)

 Djoser - Definition, explanation
Because Queen Nimaethap, the wife of Khasekhemwy the last king of the Second dynasty, appears to have held the title of "Mother of the King", some writers argue that she was Djoser's mother and Khasekhemwy was his father.
Djoser sent several military expeditions to the Sinai Peninsula, during which the local inhabitants were subdued.
An inscription claiming to date to the reign of Djoser, but actually created during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, relates how Djoser rebuilt the temple of the god Khnum on the island of Elephantine at the First Cataract, thus ending a famine in Egypt.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/d/dj/djoser.php   (645 words)

 Egyptvoyager.com: Djoser Complex, Saqqara - Egypt
The complex of Djoser at Saqqara is one of the oldest known structures to have been constructed completely with natural stone.
It was built at the beginning of the third dynasty, around 2625 BC, and was intended as a funerary complex for king Djoser.
The entrance already reveals an important feature of the architecture of Djoser's complex: each part of the structure was inspired on existing, mudbrick and wooden structures.
www.egyptvoyager.com /pyramids_early_pyramids_saqqara_djoser.htm   (427 words)

 Djoser - De andere manier van reizen
Djoser Junior reizen zijn er voor ouders met kinderen die houden van een actieve manier van reizen.
Djoser Wandelreizen is er niet alleen voor de doorgewinterde wandelaars, ook de liefhebber van kortere en wat eenvoudiger wandelingen vindt bij ons een geschikte reis.
Sitemap Djoser is een onderdeel van Holidaybreak plc.
www.djoser.nl   (126 words)

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