Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Djoser


Ptolemaic Period (Greek Period)

Djoser was a priest of the cat-goddess Bastet at Memphis, during the reign of the Ptolemaic kings. He was buried with a papyrus of the 'Book of the Dead' (The Book of He Who is in the Underworld) which contains a version of the 'negative confession' in which the deceased denies that he has committed any wrongdoing during his lifetime, whilst undergoing the process of judgment before the goddess Ma'at and the gods Horus, Thoth and Anubis.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011