Netjerikhet-Djoser

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There are many whitespaces in the life of this Pharaoh, the most famous Pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty. He went down in history thanks to his Level pyramid, which was the very first pyramid in history, thanks to aura of his vizier and architect Imhotep.

DjoserDjoser wasn't the first Pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty. This dynasty was founded by certain Sanakht, who is meant in Turin King List. We don't know what was the relationship between Sanakht and Djoser or if there was any.

Djoser, who was known as Horus-Netjerikhet in his period, came to the Egyptian throne around 2,617 BC and ruled approximately for 20 years (the exact duration of his rule is different according to various sources). He transfered the centre of political power from Abydos to the area of Memphis (Mennefer). Djoser undoubtedly chose Memphis (Mennefer) to observe better the delta from there, which was often attacked by Asian and Libyan bedouins.

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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