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34 » Land, People, and Religion This wall painting is located in tomb of Sennutem and his wife. It shows the deceased man and his wife working in the “Fields of Content” or heaven. The Egyptians believed that the deceased spent much of their time there working in fertile fields. « 35 » Discover Ancient Egypt Osiris, Isis, Horus, and Set Four of the many gods worshipped by ancient Egyptians were Osiris, the god of the underworld and Egypt’s first king; his sister and wife, Isis, the mother goddess; their son, Horus, god of the sky; and their brother, Set, god of wind and storms.

Sneferu became king of Egypt and built as his tomb the first true pyramid. A true pyramid is a stone structure with a square base whose four sides are equal triangles that rise smoothly, inclining to a point above ground. Sneferu also built another pyramid, this one a bent pyramid whose sides abruptly change incline 3 halfway up the pyramid. « 42 » Arts and Cultural Contributions The Great Pyramid The largest of the pyramids, the Great Pyramid, is the biggest stone building ever built. ), built the Great Pyramid.

It rises 204 feet above the ground. The substructure is a honeycomb of shafts and tunnels. Egypt is known for its pyramids, including the Step Pyramid shown here. , it is thought to be the world’s first building made of stone rather than mud brick. « 41 » Discover Ancient Egypt Imhotep built the Step Pyramid for King Djoser, the second king of the Third dynasty of the Old Kingdom. Imhotep, an official of the king, was not only a builder, but also a high priest, a scribe, and a man of great medical skill.

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