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Imhotep


Subject Religion

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


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[ vi ] The vizier of King Djoser (3rd dynasty, c. 2800 bce ), Imhotep was the architect of the world's first major stone building – Djoser's step P yramid at Saqqara [7: ii , 53]. He also achieved a reputation as a sage, and was deified and worshipped in the Late Period ( c. 600 bce ) as a god of healing. He was renowned among Egyptians and Greeks, who named his chapel at Saqqara, where people from all parts of Egypt sought miraculous cures, the Asklepieion. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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