Djoser and Snefru

by Alec Hazelett and Trystin Smith

Pharaoh

The name for a king in Ancient Egypt. They could also be viewed as gods on Earth.

Theocracy

Where the government rules on behalf of a god. In Ancient Egypt, pharaohs has support from the gods, so the people would not try to remove the pharaoh from power.

DJOSER

Names

Djoser had mutlple names such as Zoser, Tesorthos, and Netjeriket.

Reign

Djoser was a king that reigned from 2667-2649 B.C. He was the second king in the third dynasty, and ruled during the Old Kingdom.

Accomplishments

Some accomplishments he had were causing a great technological advancement by building with stone, and he created the step pyramid. He was the first king to reside only in Memphis, which helped make it into the political and cultural center of the Old Kingdom.

Biography

Djoser was the son of Nimaathapu, his mother, and Khasekhemwi, his father. He had three women prominently in his life. Two of these women Hatephernenti and Inetkawes. The third women's name was destroyed. No one knows the relationship between him and these women. Djoser died in 2649 B.C. and was buried in Egypt. His body was mummified and placed in his step pyramid located in Saqqara, Egypt.

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SNEFRU

Names

Snefru, also known as Sneferu.

Reign

Snefru was a king that reigned from 2575-2465 B.C. He was the first king of the fourth dynasty in the Old Kingdom, 35 years after Djoser's death.

Accomplishments

Snefru had many accomplishments such as building the first smooth sided pyramid, the Bent Pyramid, and the first successful true pyramid known as the Red Pyramid. He also advanced Egypts economy and developed trade routes in the Mediterranean.

Biography

Snefru was the son of Meresankh, his mother and Huni, his father. Hetepheres was his wife and half sister, but he is said to possibly have a few more wives. HIs son is Khufu, and he is said to have at least five other children. He died in 2589 B.C. His body was mummified, but no one knows where it is located today.

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