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Imhotep Museum

Imhotep Museum, Saqqara - Museums

Imhotep the Architect

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Imhotep, “He who comes in Peace”

Known in Egypt as the Vizier and High Priest of Ptah for Pharaoh Djoser during the 3rd Dynasty, he was also as Architect, an Engineer and a Physician who wrote a Medical Treatise that theorised that diseases occurred naturally rather than as a punishment for a human’s sins on earth. He was so revered that he was assigned with a divine status approx. 100 years after his death and was worshipped as a God in both Egypt and Greece, being labelled as the “God of Healing”.

As an Architect he personally designed and oversaw the construction of Pharaoh Djoser’s Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara, the precursor to the Pyramids at Giza. This is why the Museum at the Saqqara Necropolis is named after the genius of Imhotep.

Imhotep the Vizier

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