3300BC-1200BC-Bronze Age Africa Egypt Archaeological sites, ancient temples UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Step Pyramid of Djoser, Sakkara

Step Pyramid of Djoser_Sakkara_Egypt
Image by DEZALB from Pixabay
The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the oldest pyramid in Egypt. 4,700 years ago, Pharaoh Djoser dreamed to build his tomb in a completely new way so Imhotep, the royal architect, fulfills his dream and built this great pyramid.

Travel and Tourist Information

TypePyramid, Ancient Construction, Archaeological Site, UNESCO
2670–2650 BC
Other NamesPyramid of Djoser
Ticket Price18 USD
LocationAl Giza Desert, Giza Governorate, Egypt, Africa


Who was Djoser?

Djoser was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, the second king of the 3rd Dynasty during the Old Kingdom, and the founder of this epoch. He ruled probably between 2667 and 2648 BC

This pharaoh was also called Djeser and Zoser.

What is the Step Pyramid of Djoser famous for?

  • The Step Pyramid of Djoser is the oldest pyramid in Egypt.
  • 4,700 years ago, Pharaoh Djoser dreamed to build his tomb in a completely new way. Prior to this, kings were buried in mastabas. He asks for a completely new structure. Imhotep, the famous architect, fulfilled Pharaoh Djoser’s dream and built the first step pyramid.
  • The structure of the Step Pyramid is six steps. The step pyramid is made of limestone.
  • Beneath the step pyramid is a maze of tunnels and chambers.
  • In the center is a 28 meters shaft that and at its bottom, is the burial chamber of King Djoser. 
  • 17 Egyptian kings built pyramids to house their remains and possessions for the transition to the afterlife in Saqqara, the vast necropolis of the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.
  • The transition from the Step Pyramid to a smooth-sided pyramid took place during the reign of King Snefru.

Travel to Egypt

luxor legends and symbols

Legends, Myths, and Symbols of Luxor Temple

Catalina7 months ago5 min read
Enshrouded in the golden sands of time, Luxor Temple stands as a living testament to the myriad legends, mystic tales, and ancient symbols that echo through its hallowed halls, where myths intertwine with the sacred stones, and the spirits of gods and pharaohs dance in timeless reverence.
Khufu's Solar Boat, Egypt

Pharaoh Khufu’s solar boat was moved to the Grand Egyptian Museum

CatalinaAug 8, 20212 min read
Khufu’s Solar Boat is 4500 years old and is considered to be one of the oldest boats discovered almost intact. It took decades for the reassembly process to complete. It is said that the boat is in use and can sail without problems on the water.
Grand Egyptian Museum

The Grand Egyptian Museum – the largest archeological museum in the world

CatalinaJun 1, 20212 min read
The Grand Egyptian Museum will contain 100,000 artifacts and will be the largest archaeological museum in the world dedicated to the great Egyptian civilization.
Best Day Trips from Hurghada Great Pyramid_Giza_Egypt

Best Day Trips from Hurghada

CatalinaMay 30, 20214 min read
Best day trips from Hurghada – Cairo, Giza Pyramids, Sphinx – Valley of the Kings in Luxor – Cairo by Flight – El Gouna City Tour – Sunrise Quad Biking and Giftun Island Snorkeling – Swimming with Dolphins and Snorkeling Tour
Luxor Temple, Egypt

Luxor Temple – The Spectacular Religious Center in Ancient Egypt

CatalinaOct 26, 20206 min read
The Luxor Temple is located on the west bank of the Nile River and was built by famous pharaohs of Egypt (Amenhotep III, Tutankhamun, Horemheb, Rameses II) who built various parts of it but also by the great conqueror Alexander the Great and by the Romans. Each has left its mark on this Temple and gave the spectacular aspect that impresses us today.
Abu Simbel The Grand Temple, Egypt

Abu Simbel – The Magnificent Ancient Temple of Ramses and Nefertari

CatalinaOct 18, 20204 min read
3000 years ago, Ramses II, the most famous Pharaoh of Egypt, decided to build a magnificent Temple. And not only did he build a grand temple for himself, but he also built one for his beloved wife, Nefertari. Here in Abu Simbel is one of the few temples where the wife is depicted at the same level with her husband, Pharaoh.

About the author


I am Catalina, and my passion for travel, mysteries, legends and archaeology drives me to explore the world and uncover its hidden wonders.