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Statues of Imhotep in the Louvre

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Are Joseph and Imhotep the same person?

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Written by gospelclips

January 13, 2014 at 11:01 am

Did Joseph bury his Pharaoh in a Grain Silo and then build a pyramid on top of it??

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At the bottom of the central shaft there is a platform on which stood the Sarcophagus of Djoser.  The shaft itself was cased with large limestone blocks and the roof was sealed with a heavy granite slab.  The Step Pyramid was constructed above.

Imhotep constructed an elaborate network of tunnels around the central shaft which linked to the main entrance tunnel.

Were these tunnels made to retrieve grain or were they made to throw off grave robbers?

Some of the tunnels actually went beneath the platform for the sarcophagus of Djoser.  Why was there a need for a platform?  Was the shaft originally used to store grain?  Were the tunnels used to retrieve grain from the bottom of the shaft?  Did the platform plug the hole in the bottom of the shaft used to access the grain.

Was the shaft first used to store grain and then converted into a burial chamber for Djoser?

Did Imhotep bury the Pharaoh in one of the shafts that he originally made to store grain?

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The Step Pyramid was built on top of a Shaft in which the Pharaoh was buried. Was this shaft originally used to store grain or was it made for this purpose?

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The shaft was cased with large limestone blocks and the top was sealed.  A limestone mastaba was constructed over it.  Successive layers were then added to the mastaba to bury the rest of Djoser’s family.  The final result was the Step pyramid.

In about 500BC the limestone casing in the shaft collapsed, crushing Djoser’s sarcophagus.   It was only in recent times that the rubble in the tomb has been cleared and the tomb inspected.

The shaft would have had to have been constructed before the pyramid was constructed.  

This means that Djoser must have died and been placed in the shaft before the construction of the Step Pyramid.   The famine occurred during Djoser’s life time as did the seven years of plenty.  Maybe the shaft was originally used to store grain and later was lined with limestone and used as a burial chamber.  A limestone mastaba was contructed on top of the burial chamber and then successive mustabas were added to bury Djoser’s 11 daughters and three wives.  The original mastaba was extended horizontally and then vertically (stacking one upon another) resulting in a Step Pyramid which was then faced with nicely cut limestone (which has fallen down over the centuries).

 

 

Before Djoser, Pharaohs were buried in Mastabas made out of mud bricks

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How the Step Pyramid was built – Dr. Zahi Hawass

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Stages in the building of the Step Pyramid of Djoser (Netjerikhet) designed by Imhotep – Dr. Zahi Hawass

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