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Netjerkhet (Djoser)

First king of the Third Dynasty (about 2686-2600 BC) (contemporary sources give the Horus name Netjerkhet: the name Djoser is only attested in later sources). Builder of the step pyramid in Saqqara. The complex is published in several volumes (Lauer 1936/Lauer 1939 - the architecture).

Attestations in the Petrie Museum:


Late Period sources present Imhotep as the architect of the Step Pyramid complex, and as a deified being, son of the Memphite god Ptah.

UC 8709; Statue of Imhotep; Late Period (click on the image to see a larger picture)

Further reading:


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