The Step Pyramid of Djoser

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  • Created on: 30-04-13 21:13

1. How is this symbolism reflected in Djoser's Pyramid?

  • Five pointed stars in low relief have been found in Djoser's burial chamber, it is believed that they were originally on the ceiling.
  • Both.
  • The alignment of the northern mortuary temple.
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2. Where is it located in the Pyramid complex?

  • To the North.
  • To the East.
  • To the West.

3. What did this symbolise?

  • The wealth of the pyramid.
  • The descent into the Underworld, which was literally believed to be 'under' the ground.
  • The depth of the pyramid.

4. Where else is this festival seen?

  • One room in the south tomb's sub structure has a niche relief of the King running in the Heb-Sed festival.
  • In the King's burial chamber.
  • Nowhere else.

5. What were they filled with?

  • Hundreds of grave goods to be used in the afterlife.
  • Over 40,000 stone vesells to quench all hunger and thirst in the afterlife.
  • Over 2,000 linen cloths to suit all the King's needs in the afterlife.


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