Step Pyramid (Djoser)
§ Djoser who commissioned the building of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara and the temple complex
§ This is the first building made of stone.
§ Architect who planned and constructed the first stone buildings in the world (Imhotep).
§ The Pyramid of Djoser built for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser.
§ The step pyramid consisted of six mastabas. 62 meters tall. The base about 109 meters X 125 meters.
|Step Pyramid Djoser|
|Step Pyramid Djoser Google Earth|
Sekhmekhet unfinished pyramid
§ Sekhmekhet unfinished pyramid at Saqqara.
§ It may have been designed by Imhotep, who was active after Zoser's death.
|Sekhmekhet unfinished pyramid|
§ Layer Pyramid (King Khaba) in Zawyet El-Aryan.
§ It was left unfinished at an early stage
§ Height 20m (unfinished), base 84m.
|Layer Pyramid Google Earth|
§ King Huni built a pyramid at Meidum.
§ The Maidum Pyramid is a big step forward for pyramid builders.
|Maidum Pyramid Google Earth|
§ Red Pyramid at Dahshur (King Sneferu).
§ Red Pyramid takes this name from the red limestone.
§ Pyramid height 104m, base 220 m.
|Red Pyramid Google Earth|
§ Bent Pyramid at Dahshur (King Sneferu).
§ Pyramid height 101m, base 188 m.
|Bent Pyramid Google Earth|
§ Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza.
§ It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
§ Khufu Pyramid is the only one still intact.
§ Great Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for over 3,800 years.
§ Height 146m, long on each side 240m.
§ Pyramid consists of 2,300,000 blocks of stone, each averaging 2 1/2 tons in weight.
|Great Pyramid (Google Earth)|
§ Djedefre Pyramid. 8km north of Giza near of Abu Rawash.
§ The pyramid itself has a massive 49m channel cut into the bedrock to a 20m deep shaft.
|Djedefre Pyrarmid (Google Earth)|
§ The Pyramid of Khafre is beside the Great Pyramid of Khufu.
§ Height 136 meters, base 215 meters.
§ Weight of stones about 4,880,000 tons.
|Khafre's Pyramid (Google Earth)|
§ Menkaure's Pyramid is the smallest Pyramids of Giza.
§ It was built to be the tomb of the Pharaoh Menkaure.
§ Height is 67 meters. Length is 61 meters. Base is 108 meters.
|Menkaure Pyramid (Google Earth)|