- 1.) To understand the development of
- pyramid building we must look to a time before they were built.
- Pyramids dont just rise out of nowhere.
- They are but one part of a much larger funerary complex
2.) in the 3rd dynasty using the concept of the mastaba, an egyptian tomb with flat roof, Pharoah Djoser commissioned a pharoah architect, Imhotep, to build him a pyramid. Takes the Mastabaand places one layer on top of the other. Hence forming steps that is known as Djosers stepped pyramid , one of the first pyramids in the world (2691-2625)
3.) (2613-2589 BC) In the 4th dynasty, king Sneferu set out to build a pyramid and had 3 built over his time. Used the same concept out of stone, but with straighter sides. His pyramid had a bend in its shape that he did not favor so he built another which we refer to as a "true pyramid"
4.) 2558-2532 BC, Khafre built the second largest pyramid in Giza. Khufu the first and Menkaure the last and smallest of the great pyramids, but most elaborate.