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Architecture: Egypt

The Pyramids
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The Old Kingdom (2630/2575-2134 B.C.)

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The Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser (also spelled Zozer) was built during the Third Dynasty (ca. 2800 B.C.) in what is now Saqqara, Egypt. Djoser's Step Pyramid is generally considered the first tomb in Egypt to be built entirely of stone.

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This is a depiction of Djoser found inside the Step Pyramid.

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Unlike previous pyramids, the pharoah Khufu was to be buried in the middle of the pyramid as opposed to under the ground.

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Above is another view of Djoser's Step pyramid. Below is a statue of Imhotep, the first known architect who designed the stepped pyramid.

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