AKA Horus Netjerikhet
Born: fl. 27th Century BC
Died: c. 2649 BC
Location of death: Egypt
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Mummified, Step Pyramid of King Djoser, Saqqara, Egypt
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Nationality: Ancient Egypt
Executive summary: Second Pharaoh, Third Egyptian Dynasty
Djoser (sometimes spelled Zoser or Dzoser) was the second Pharaoh of ancient Egypt's Third Dynasty, and ruled from about 2668 BC - 2649 BC. His administration developed the mining of turquoise and other precious stones, and made war on the people of the Sinai Peninsula. Also known as Netjerikhet, Djoser was memorialized in the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, a six-tier structure designed by his chief adviser and architect Imhotep. It was the first pyramid built entirely of stone, without the wood and mud bricks used in earlier such projects, and at 204 feet in height (62 meters) it is believed to have been the tallest man-made structure in the world at the time of its construction. The pyramid was heavily vandalized by tomb raiders over time, and all that remains of Djoser's mummified body is his left foot.
Father: Sanakhte (Pharaoh)
Wife: Inetkawes (one of several wives)
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