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Zoser

 

(also Djoser), an ancient Egyptian pharaoh and founder of the Third Dynasty; according to the latest findings, he ruled from circa 2780 to 2760 B.C. Under his rule, the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt into a mighty autocracy was carried to completion, and Memphis was established as its capital. Zoser defeated the nomads of the Sinai Peninsula and consolidated Egyptian power over the copper mines there. He subjugated part of northern Nubia, which he gave to the priests of the god Khnum. South of the First Cataract of the Nile, he built a line of fortifications. In the time of Zoser pyramid building began in ancient Egypt.

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Lauer, J. P.Histoire monumentale des Pyramides d’Egypte, vol. 1. Cairo, 1962.
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Summary: CAIRO - Many Egyptians have not visited the Djoser step pyramid in Saqqara, a key tourism site south of Giza, the main necropolis of the ancient city of Memphis.
Summary: Egypt is doing some housekeeping at its oldest pyramid - replacing stones and cleaning the Djoser Step Pyramid in an effort to restore the site.
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The Pyramid of Djoser at the site at Saqqara, south west of Cairo, was at risk of collapse after an earthquake in 1992, reports the BBC.
Nearing Saqqara, less than 20 miles southwest of Cairo and a short ride from Giza, dense groves of date palms suddenly give way to endless desert and the early step pyramid built for King Djoser, who died in 2648 B.
It's home to the stunning 4,700-year-old step pyramid of Djoser, which will also open late this summer for interior tours.
The tombs lie just west of Saqqara's most famed pyramid, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, which is surrounded by a large burial ground, containing tombs from Egypt's earliest history up through Roman times.
The new data showed the reign of Djoser, the best known pharaoh in the Old Kingdom, was between 2691 and 2625 BCE, some 50 to 100 years earlier than the established wisdom.
De acuerdo con Baines (1991: 96 y 105) cuando se escribieron los Textos de las Piramides, Osiris y los rasgos esenciales del mito habrian entrado en el repertorio iconografico pero la creacion de mitos solares y el nucleo de Osiris puede haber aparecido antes del tiempo de Djoser.
He named Imhotep (2650 BC), the chief minister and royal physician to Pharaoh Djoser (2686-2613 BC).
It claims that the Near Eastern civilizations arose at the same times as those of China and the New World in the wake of Noah's Flood at around 3300 BC and that famed Egyptian chancellor to the Pharoah Djoser, Imhotep, was in fact one and the same as the biblical Joseph, son of Jacob, among other novel arguments.