|Djoser Mummy |
|Status||Pharaoh of Third Dynasty during Old Kingdom|
|Location||Saqqara Cite, Egypt|
Djoser was most well known for being a pharaoh of the ancient Egyptian third dynasty, old kingdom in 2670 BC. Djoser had many names, Tosorthros and Sesorthos are his two most commonly known ones. He was the son of a previous royal family. Djoser's predecessor and successor are unclear as there is more than one option of who they could be. It is said that Djoser was in power for anywhere between 19-28 years. As most believe he was in power for almost three decades. Although this is unclear since his age of birth and death are not documented.
Djoser was buried in a sarcophagus in the step pyramid in Saqqara. His mummy has never been found. It is believed to have been destroyed/carried off by grave robbers. A mummified left foot was found in the burial chamber 1934, and whether it is Djoser's has been subject to debate.
A painted limestone statue of Djoser is one of the oldest known life sized statues. This statue would be a good
indication of Djoser's height and body type. This statue of Djoser was found around 1924-1925.
Djoser is well known for his military achievements and mine expeditions where he found valuables such as turquoise and copper. The step pyramid is also his most famous work.