Pyramids and their temples

For more than four centuries, from the Fourth through the Sixth Dynasty, most Egyptian kings and many queens were interred in pyramid tombs. Beginning in the Predynastic Period, Egyptian tombs […]

The step pyramid precint of King Djoser

The funerary complex of King Djoser at Saqqara, with its Step Pyramid, is the most extraordinary architectural complex of the Old Kingdom (fig. 5). Its architect was Imhotep, deified after […]

A brief history of the Old Kingdom

The Age of the Pyramids—Egypt during the Old Kingdom—is surely one of the most glorious periods in human history. Its monuments are among the most celebrated, and what remains of […]

Introduction to Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids,” shown in Paris, New York, and Toronto in 1999 and 2000, is the first major, comprehensive presentation that offers a view of […]

Egyptian Art in Age of the Pyramids

Introduction. A brief history of the Old Kingdom. Jean Leclant. The step pyramid precint of King Djoser. Jean-Philippe Lauer. Pyramids and their temples. Audran Labrousse. The tombs of officials: Houses […]