Imhotep (whose name means he comes in peace) was the first great architect of the old kingdom in egypt and was responsible for building the pyramid of djoser at saqqara. Djoser egyptian museum: base of a djoser statue with royal titulary djoser (also read as djeser and zoser) was an ancient egyptian pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty during the old kingdom and the founder of this epoch. The old kingdom is the name commonly given to the period of pharoah djoser officials and much later burials and monuments (from the new kingdom onwards).
Though there is significant controversy about dating the reigns of the old kingdom, monument was his step pyramid djoser although he seems to have started an. The step pyramid of djoser was the first of the great pyramids built in egypt, during the old kingdom's 3rd dynasty about 2800 bc a fragmentary monument of. Ancient egypt is one of the world's great civilizations after a unified kingdom arose around 3150 bc a series of dynasties ruled egypt for the next three millennia during this incredible long era the ancient egyptians produced some of the most famous monuments in the world of which many have.
The old kingdom was the time when the egyptians build most of their pyramids pharaohs would commission the building of these great monuments so that they would be ready for the pharaoh's after-life. The pyramid of djoser society and economy of large-scale building projects the old kingdom is most commonly regarded as the period from the third dynasty through. History: ancient term papers (paper 2121) on the building of the pyramids: the building of the pyramids from the reign of djoser until the beginning if the new kingdom, almost every pharaoh of substance and authori. Step pyramid at saqqara: djoser's step pyramid was the first of the great pyramids built during the old kingdom in eqypt unlike later pyramids, it used a step design that is easily recognized unlike later pyramids, it used a step design that is easily recognized.
Building of the pyramids during the old kingdom, the egyptians built their largest and most ambitious pyramids, typically of the large stone blocks over time, the size and quality of the pyramids decreased, probably because they were extremely costly. Djoser (also read as djeser and zoser) was an ancient egyptian pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty during the old kingdom and the founder of this epoch he is also known by his hellenized names tosorthros (from manetho ) and sesorthos (from eusebius . Netjerikhet (divine of body) ruled ancient eypt at the beginning of the third dynasty (old kingdom) he is usually referred to as djoser (zozer or djeser) however, this may have been his birth name, and it only appears in later records during his reign he was called netjerikhet, and the name. Djoser was the first king of the 3rd dynasty (ca 2649-2575 bc) of the egyptian old kingdom (ca 2649-2134 bc)  he is believed to have ruled for 19 years or, if the 19 years were biennial taxation years, 38 years[6. Discover more about the egyptian pharaoh djoser who initiated the building of pyramids of the old kingdom in egypt he was responsible for the world's first known monumental stone building.
It often proposed that the old kingdom began at the start of the third dynasty, largely because of the outstanding achievement of djoser in building the step pyramid - the first edifice completed entirely in stone. The old kingdom is the age of pyramid building beginning with third dynasty pharaoh djoser's step pyramid at saqqara, the first finished large stone building in the world its ground area is 140 x 118 m, its height 60 m, its outside enclosure 545 x 277 m. 15 facts about egypt's first pyramid: the step pyramid of djoser the step pyramid of djoser is one of the most enigmatic structures built outside of the giza plateau, and many researchers firmly believed that this ancient monument was built by pharaoh djoser, a king of egypt's third dynasty, around 4,700 years ago. (see the table of swelim at top at the start of dynasty 3) sanakht monumental building was built during djoser's reign new kingdom) like other old monuments.
King djoser's architect, imhotep, is credited with the development of building with stone and with the conception of the new architectural form—the step pyramid the old kingdom is perhaps best known for the large number of pyramids constructed at this time as burial places for egypt's kings. The unique shape of djoser's pyramid may be explained by looking at the building structures that were in use prior to the construction of pyramids in ancient egypt during egypt's early dynastic period and old kingdom, rectangular structures with a flat roof and outward sloping sides were used to mark the tombs of the elite members of society. 11 old kingdom 12 djoser 121 dawn of supervisor of the building constructions was the high lector priest imhotep the time to restore egypt's monuments.
The tomb of an old kingdom priest assigned to this cult was found near the djoser complex this might make sened another likely candidate for the ownership of this tomb, making it the only contemporary testimony of sened's existence. Ancient egypt - the old kingdom - little is known of menes's successors until the reign of king djoser, or zoser he was active at the end of the 3rd dynasty, in the middle of the third millennium bc. Some of the old kingdom monuments in saqqara include: king userkaf's pyramid complex from the fifth dynasty king shepseskaf's tomb from the fourth dynasty.