About 4,700 years ago Pharaoh Djoser, sometimes spelled Zoser was the first pharaoh who built a pyramid in ancient Egypt.
First pyramid of Djoser was built during the third dynasty around 2630 BC–2611 BC, at Saqqara, northwest of Memphis.
Most pyramids were built as tombs to the pharaohs and their royal families.
Pyramids began as traditional mastaba but with the great ambition of men like Pharaoh Djoser and his architect Imhotep, mastaba grew into one of the greatest building in ancient world.
First pyramid of Egypt was built for religious purposes. It was not simply a grave. It should help pharaoh to be eternally reborn in afterlife.
Architect who built the first pyramid
Imhotep was one of the chancellors of the Pharaoh Djoser and the high priest of the sun god Ra. He was the architect who designs the Pyramid of Djoser.
No one can be sure about the early life of Imhotep because there is no text from his lifetime mentions anything about his achievements.
After ten centuries following his death the world has began to know his abilities in Architecture and engineering. Imhotep was also magician, poet and judge.