The Step Pyramid Of Djoser ( Zoser )
How did the idea of pyramid come to Imhotep ? ( Imhotep was the architect of Djoser's Step Pyramid )
Step Pyramid Of Djoser (Zoser)
How did the mastaba-type tomb wined up to the Step Pyramid of Djoser (Zoser)?
It occurred over five stages of construction .
How did we figure out the construction stage of the Djoser (Zoser) Pyramids ?
The stages of construction can be followed because almost all the outer casing has disappeared , as well as many layers pf the core masonry . The eastern , southern , and northern faces show clearly the five distinct construction stages .
Can you explain the five stages ?
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The Second Stage comprised the addition of ten feet (3m() of fine limestone around the perimeter of the mastaba .
The Third Stage was addition of the further twenty-five foot (7.5m) extension to the eastern face , providing a rectangular ground plan . An additional central shaft , as serious of corridors and tomb chamber were also dug .
The Fourth Stage was the construction of a four tired structures of stone weighing 200,000 tomes , on top of the exiting tomb structure .
The Fifth Stage was the addition of two more steps and the final six-tired pyramid , was In turn , faced with fine limestone , to give it a smooth finish .
In simple terms , this structure is basically a mastaba-type tomb which was covered with a series of limestone steps .
Exactly . The main purpose of this structure was the burial of Djoser (Zoser) and his family . The Step Pyramid was an afterthought . The burial chambers are not an integral part of the pyramid structure .
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