He built the first mastabas as royal tombs for the pharaohs.
He stacked mastabas, thereby creating the first step pyramid.
He built the tallest pyramid .
He was the first to add secret chambers to pyramids.
Workers were needed to care for the tomb and say prayers for the pharaoh.
Pyramid city neighborhoods were nicer than those they left behind.
Property taxes were cheaper near the pyramid.
Because they knew the pyramid's secrets, they were not allowed to go back to their old homes.
Egyptians believed that the wall paintings could make a pleasurable life permanent.
Egyptians believed the paintings would grant them immortality.
Egyptians believed the paintings showed the gods how important the tomb owner was..
Egyptians believed the paintings were a form of permanent memory.
Pyramids were easy targets for grave robbers.
They could build bigger monuments in the Valley of the Kings.
There were no robbers in the Valley of the Kings.
There was no more space for pyramids.
Tut's tomb was so small it was overlooked by grave robbers.
The builders of Tut's tomb took extra care to hide it from grave robbers.
There was really nothing of interest to grave robbers inside the tomb.
Only Howard Carter had the key.
Shabtis did the dead person's work in the afterlife.
Shabtis guided the dead to the afterlife.
Shabtis said prayers for the dead.
Shabtis kept written records in the Hall of Maat.
A mastaba is an early type of royal tomb.
Meaning "eternal home," mastabas are where it was believed the Egyptian gods lived.
A mastaba was the "master's home."
A mastaba is a royal feast honoring the pharaoh.
Deciding who would enter the afterlife, a dance-off was held in the Hall of Maat.
To decide who was good and pure, the "Weighing of the Heart" took place in the Hall of Maat.
To decide what things you could take to the afterlife, The "Weighing of Stuff" took place in the Hall of Maat.
To decide who was toughest, the "Tickle with a Feather" test took place in the Hall of Maat.
He was Kinng Djoser's chief assistant.
He was the designer of the Step Pyramid at Saqquara.
He was the greatest pharaoh of the pyramid age.
He was the builder of the largest Egyptian pyramids at Giza.