Djoser

(2668 - 2649)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second king of the 3rd Dynasty was Netjerikhet, the son of Khasekhemwy. Also known as Djoser, he ruled for almost twenty and is accredited with building the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the first great piece of architecture built from stone. The king's vizier, Imhotep, was the architect and was himself later deified and worshiped. Egypt experienced a seven year famine during Djoser's reign, and following the advice of Imhotep and one of his governors, Medir, he agreed to travel to Elephantine at Aswan where he built a temple to the god Khnum, who was said to control the flow of the Nile. Sure enough, the famine ended and people believed it was due to this act of faith.

 

 

Horus Name

 

 

 

Hr nTr(j) X.t

Hor Netjerikhet

Horus, Divine of Body

 

Hr nTr(j) X.t

Hor Netjerikhet

Horus, Divine of Body

 

Nebti Name

 

nb.tj nTr(j) X.t

Nebti Netjerikhet

The Two Ladies, Divine of Body

 

Golden Name

 

nbw

Nebu

The Golden One (?)

 

nbw

Nebu

The Golden One (?)

 

bk nbw

Bik Nebu

The Golden Falcon (?)

 

 

 

Appearance in King Lists

 

/// Dsr sA

/// Djoser Sa

Dsr

Djoser

Dsr-it ///

Djoser It

Dsr nbw

Djoser Nebu

nTr(j) X.t, Dsr

Netjerikhet, Djoser

 

 
Appearance in Manetho

 

Africanus:   Tosorthros   Tosorthros, for 29 years. <In his reign lived ImuthÍs,> who because of his medical skill has the reputation of Asclepios among the Egyptian, and who was the inventor of the art of building with hewn stone. He also devoted attention to writing..
         
Eusebius:   Sesorthos   He was succeeded by Sesorthos...: he was styled Asclepios in Egypt because of his medical skill. He was also the inventor of building with hewn stone, and devoted attention to writing as well..
 
     

Djoser built his pyramid complex at Saqqara.