Pyramid of Djoser
The Pyramid of Djoser
was built for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser
by his Vizier Imhotep
. It was constructed during the 27th century BC
at the Saqqara
necropolis to the northwest of the city of Memphis
Djoser's pyramid, Saqqara.
This first Egyptian
pyramid consisted of 6 mastabas (of decreasing size) built atop one another in what were clearly revisions and developments of the original plan.
The pyramid originally stood 62 m
tall and was clad in polished white limestone.
The step pyramid (or proto-pyramid) is considered to be the earliest large-scale stone construction.
Alternative: Zoser, Djzoser