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Saqqara: Limestone statue of Djoser, 3rd Dynasty

Djoser, seated in a throne, in a painted limestone statue  [Egyptian Museum, Cairo

 Djoser, the first king of the third Dynasty (ca. 2970-2942 BC),
is thought to be the son of King Kasakhemwy and Queen Namalthap. He initiated the Third Dynasty royal necropolis at Saqqara with a large pyramid complex, with his own step pyramid built by his advisor Imhotep. This remains the best preserved pyramid at Saqqara.

This painted limestone statue of Djoser, found at Saqqara, is the oldest known life-size statue of an Egyptian pharoah.


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