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Pyramid of Djoser: What Is It? - A Very Brief Guide for KS2 Students

Updated: Oct 5

So you've heard of the Great Pyramid of Giza, but have you heard of the Pyramid of Djoser? No? Read on for a quick crash course on this unusual pyramid:

Pyramid of Djoser:

What is it?

The first ever pyramid, constructed in the 27th Century BC.

Is this the Step Pyramid?

One and the same. The name is well suited. The pyramid originally stood at 62.5 metres with its distinctive step design.

How do you pronounce Djoser?

With great difficulty. If it helps any you can read it as Djeser or Zoser instead.

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