Egyptian Step Pyramid Facts

Ancient Egyptian Step Pyramid
The Step Pyramid

Introduction - Step Pyramid

Egyptian step pyramids were created during Egypt's third dynasty. These were the earliest type of Egyptian pyramids and were the predecessors of the "true pyramids" built with smooth sides. What defines a step pyramid is the use of a series of flat platforms on top of one another where they gradually get smaller as they get to the top. King Djoser, who reigned over Egypt for at least 19 years around 2670 B.C, was the first royal figure to have a step pyramid built for him. The below list of facts and interesting information about the Egyptian step pyramids is written in a kid friendly format so anyone researching step pyramids can truly understand why they are such extraordinary works of art.

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