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The Five Great Kings of Egypt's Early Dynastic Period
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Five Great Kings of Egypt's Early Dynastic Period

Egypt's Early Dynastic Period (3150-2613 BCE) lay the foundation of what would become one of the most impressive civilizations of the ancient world. The kings of this era, except for Narmer and Djoser, are often overlooked but were responsible...
Step Pyramid Complex of Saqqara
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Step Pyramid Complex of Saqqara

The first pyramid of Egypt, the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt. Constructed by the architect Imhotep c. 2670-2650 BCE during the reign of Djoser for that king's burial tomb.
Early Dynastic Period In Egypt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Early Dynastic Period In Egypt

The Early Dynastic Period in Egypt (c. 3150 - c. 2613 BCE) is the beginning of the historical era of the country during which the regions of Upper Egypt (south) and Lower Egypt (north) were united as one country under a centralized government...
The Great Sphinx of Giza
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most instantly recognizable statue associated with ancient Egypt and among the most famous in the world. The sculpture, of a recumbent lion with the head of an Egyptian king, was carved out of limestone on...
Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara
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Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara

A view of the chapels and Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt. Constructed by the architect Imhotep c. 2670-2650 BCE during the reign of Djoser for that king's burial tomb.
Step Pyramid at Saqqara
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Step Pyramid at Saqqara

A view of the chapels and Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt. Constructed by the architect Imhotep c. 2670-2650 BCE during the reign of Djoser for that king's burial tomb.
Ancient Egyptian Science & Technology
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Science & Technology

The great temples and monuments of ancient Egypt continue to fascinate and amaze people in the modern day. The sheer size and scope of structures like the Great Pyramid at Giza or the Temple of Amun at Karnak or the Colossi of Memnon are...
Temple at the Step Pyramid, Saqqara
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Temple at the Step Pyramid, Saqqara

This temple may have been built for embalming Djoser's body but was regularly used afterwards - at least during the Third Dynasty - most probably as an offering site (there is a platform out front which seems to suggest this) and for storage...
Djoser
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Djoser

Statue of Djoser, Third Dynasty ruler of Egypt, in his serdab.
The Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Khufu) c. 2560 BCE
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The Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Khufu) c. 2560 BCE

An illustration depicting the structural elements and composition of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tomb of King Khufu (called "Cheops" by the Greeks), the largest of the pyramids of the Giza necropolis and the only member of the Seven Wonders...
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