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The Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara

Architectures series

Editor(s) of the series: Richard Copans, Stan Neumann

 The "Architectures" series highlights a selection of the world's most significant monuments, considering each with regard to its historical and geographical context. Each film pays equal attention to the inside and outside of the building in question.

Director(s): Stan Neumann

Scientific advisor(s): Geneviève Bresc, Michel Baud

Djoser's pyramid, the oldest Egyptian pyramid (2600 BC), can be considered to represent the birth of what is now known as "architecture"—i.e. a skilled practice distinct from mere building—which thus began with a funerary monument whose symbolism prevailed over its functionality.


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26 minutes


Marie Guirauden, Florence Gilles, Les Films d’Ici


ARTE, Musée d’Orsay, DAPA, Cité de l’architecture, Musée du Louvre

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Les Films d’Ici