Djoser (Zoser)

The name, Djoser, had been firstly recorded on a slightly later ivory plaque where it appeared as the king's Nebty name. Because of the ancient graffiti on his pyramid as well as the Famine Stele, it became proved possible to identify Djoser with Netjerykhet.
Djoser Reign drives its kudos from a glorious inscription on the Sehel Island, near Elephantine at Aswan. At Sehel Island near Elephantine, Ptolemy V (Epiphanes) had inscribed on a rock face, 2000 years after Djoser's death, a text which describes the action taken by Djoser to deal with the 7-year Famine Stele during his reign. King Djoser had been endeavoring to pinpoint the sources of the Nile flood and to perceive the role of ram-headed god, Khnum (Lord of the Cataract). He then makes an offering to Khnum, and the god appears to him in a dream, promising:
"I will cause the Nile to rise up for you. There will be no more years when the inundation fails to cover any area of land. The flowers will sprout up, their stems bending with the weight of the pollen."

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