Djoser – 19 or 28 years from 2670 BC.
Inventor of the Classical Pyramid
The pharaoh Djoser went down in history as the creator of the pyramid. Its 62-metre-high step pyramid was a milestone in Egyptian architecture, partly because Djoser replaced claystone with stone.
A preserved papyrus shows that 100 years later Djoser’s successor Cheops ordered his subjects to sacrifice to Djoser when he began building his own pyramid at Giza.
Ahmose I – 1539-1514 BC.
Ahmose reunited Egypt
When Ahmose was 10, his father and brother were killed in the war against the Hyksos and Egypt was on the brink of collapse.
The young pharaoh reformed the army and not only defeated the Hyksos, he also subdued the Nubians in the south and reunited the Egyptian empire.
Cheops – ±2600 BC.
Cheops built a monument
As far back as classical antiquity, the Greeks considered his pyramid one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the only one that still exists.
Cheops became famous thanks to his pyramid. But we know relatively little about his life, partly because the pyramids were looted in antiquity and therefore do not contain many clues.
His gigantic structure has been searched countless times for hidden spaces in modern times, but the mystery remains.
And it’s still a mystery how the Egyptians were able to build the 150-meter-high pyramid with bronze tools.
Pharaoh Ramses II reached the blessed age of 96 years.