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3 important egyptian pieces of architecture

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3 Important Egyptian pieces of Architecture Saqqara (Sakkara): Step Pyramid of Zoser 2600 BCE The step pyramid can be seen as a series of mastabas one on top of the other, with shafts leading below ground level to foil tomb robbers. This is the antecedent of the pyramid. Zoser united the upper (south) and lower kingdoms of Egypt. His funerary complex includes temples and an exterior enclosing wall along with the step pyramid. The columns along the wall have capitals that recall the papyrus plant. Giza: Great Pyramids 2500 BCE Built over many decades, these funerary monuments have almost no interior space. Like the mastaba they have shafts leading below the ground plane, as well as into the mass of the pyramid itself. The pyramids were built as the final tomb space of a complex that included a river temple and a causeway leading to the pyramid. Smaller pyramids and mastabas, with tombs of nobles and family members, surrounded the Great Pyramids.
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