The Old Kingdom: The Age of Pyramids
The 3th-6th Dynasties
Under King Djoser, the first king of the Third Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, the royal capital of Egypt was moved to Memphis, where Djoser established his court. A new era of building was initiated at Saqqara under his reign. King Djoser's architect, Imhotep is credited with the development of building with stone and with the conception of the new architectural form—the Step Pyramid.
The Old Kingdom is perhaps best known for the large number of pyramids constructed at this time as burial places for the Pharaohs. For this reason, the Old Kingdom is frequently referred to as "the Age of the Pyramids."
Power and Government
The Pharaoh and Cartouches
We rolled out some golden Sculpy into rough oblong ovals. Then we made grooves around the edges to make a border. We also added a line at the bottom made from thin snakes of Sculpy.
The boys then made the chosen hieroglyphics with a skewer into the Sculpy.
A little more black ink around the border and a little here and there.
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