Zahi Hawas, the former minister of antiquities, said the Egyptian pyramids are the oldest, especially the pyramid of Djoser, which dates back more than 5,000 years. Egypt has 132 pyramids which are considered to be among the oldest in the history of the world. The Djoser pyramid was built during the third dynasty. According to Zahi Hawas, evidence shows that the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza began around 4,500 years ago.
However, other experts believe that the Indus Valley Civilization was also using a similar technique to build their pyramids. The IVC existed from 3300 B.C. to 1200 B.C. and is believed by some scholars to be the first civilization in the world. There are several hundred pyramids in the IVC complex, including the largest one called Mohenjo-Daro. Unlike the Egyptian pyramids, which were built as tombs for the pharaohs, the IVC pyramids seem to have been used for ritual purposes. They may have been places where people buried their dead or perhaps temples, although this is not certain.
In conclusion, the Egyptian pyramids are older than the Indus Valley Civilization but there are indications that the inhabitants of Mohenjo-Daro may have helped construct the IVC pyramids.
The Pyramid of Djoser, also known as Zoser, is commonly regarded as the world's oldest pyramid. It was built in 2630 BCE, whereas the Great Pyramid of Giza was built some 70 years later, around 2560 BCE. The Pyramid of Djoser was thus already ancient when it was completed.
It should be noted that there are other large pyramids which have been suggested as being older than the Great Pyramid of Giza, for example the Khufu (Chephren) Pyramid in Egypt or the Sun Temple of Kon-baun in China. However, these claims are based solely on theoretical calculations by archaeologists using the existing data from excavation reports and modeling studies, so they remain unproven.
In any case, what is known for sure is that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built on top of the Pyramid of Djoser and that it was therefore at least 250 years older than its predecessor. Although we can never know with complete certainty, it is likely that the Pyramid of Djoser was also used as a burial site for several kings, indicating that it was designed and built much earlier than it is usually believed to be. The exact date of construction is based on visual inspection of the ruins and has been estimated to be between 2970 and 2890 BCE.
4,700-year The 4,700-year-old step pyramid, erected for the third dynasty's king Djoser in the 27th century B.C., is the world's oldest stone monument of its scale. It lies about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Cairo.
It is made up of limestone blocks, some as large as 5 by 3 feet (1.5 by 1 m), with one side slightly rounded from erosion. Inside the pyramid is a well-preserved burial chamber where an ancient body was found along with jewelry, tools, and food supplies that showed it had been prepared for burial.
The Great Pyramid of Giza was built during the Fourth Dynasty (2561-2498 B.C.) by King Khafre. It was probably constructed using slave labor since there are no records of any other construction materials being used. The pyramid itself is approximately 250 feet (76 meters) on each side and rises up to 481 feet (145 meters) above sea level. It would have been surrounded by a wall about 20 feet (6 meters) high and included several smaller subsidiary pyramids. According to some sources, the original model for the pyramid was built as part of the tomb of Pharaoh Khafre. However, most experts believe it was constructed as a standalone structure.
Here are three of the oldest pyramids ever built in Egypt. 1 Djoser Pyramid. The Pyramid of Djoser, often known as the Step Pyramid, was the first pyramid erected by the ancient Egyptians. 2 Pyramid at Meidum is located in Saqqara. The Bent Pyramid is number three. It is also called the Pyramid of King's Wife Henuttawy. It was built for Queen Henutta-Wertybemdw, wife of Nebhepetre Mentuhisepet II. (These are all names of ancient Egyptian kings.)
Djoser's pyramid is almost 9 centuries old! It was originally painted red, but now it is mostly black. The base is 48 meters on each side and rises over 10 meters. It is estimated that the pyramid would have been covered with limestone from river quarries about 13 miles away.
Meidum Pyramid is almost 8 centuries old! It used to be painted red, but now it is black too. The base is 50 meters on each side and rises over 10 meters.
Bent Pyramid is almost 7 centuries old! It is one of the best preserved pyramids in Egypt and still has its original color - dark blue.
It has a strange shape.