The step pyramid of Djoser represents the first major building made from stone in human history. The pyramid itself is nearly 5000 years old and was built by the architect Imhotep. Before this pyramid, Egypt’s pharaohs had been buried very simply, in small, single story mud-brick tombs referred to as “mastabas”. These mastabas were built as steps because it was believed that after death, the soul would want to climb to the heavens. The mummified body of Djoser wasn’t actually buried inside his m...
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