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Ancient Egypt’s Monumental Dreamers in Stone

 

The Architects from ancient times are not always known. It appears that Pharaoh’s appointed Vizier was often involved in any building project although this may have been in a administrative overseer capacity rather than as the actual Architect for the project.

 This differs in a few cases that Egyptologists are aware of and these are the Architects that we today have some information about. These are

Amenhotep

Architect for Pharaoh Amenhotep III

Ankhhaf

Architect for Pharaohs Khufu & Khafre

Senenmut

Architect for Pharaoh Hatshepsut

Imhotep

Architect for Pharaoh Djoser

Hemiunu

Architect for Pharaoh Khufu

The projects that they were in charge of would have included:

  • Pyramids
  • Tombs
  • Temples
  • Shrines
  • Remains of Town and Cities
  • Fortresses
  • Mastabas

 

Some of the individual pieces of Architect which would have needed to be planned were:

  • Columns
  • Pylons
  • Walls
  • Statues
  • Obelisks