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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Who was Imhotep?

"Imhotep (/ɪmˈhoʊtɛp/; also spelled Immutef, Im-hotep, or Ii-em-Hotep; called Imuthes (Ἰμούθης) by the Greeks; fl. 27th century BC (c. 2650–2600 BC); Egyptian: ỉỉ-m-ḥtp *jā-im-ḥātap meaning "the one who comes in peace, is with peace") was an Egyptian polymath who served under the Third Dynasty king Djoser as chancellor to the pharaoh and high priest of the sun god Ra (or Re) at Heliopolis. He is considered by some to be the earliest known architect and engineer and physician in early history, though two other physicians, Hesy-Ra and Merit-Ptah, lived around the same time."

More Info...

  1. @crystalinks
  2. Imhotep, Doctor, Architect, High Priest, Scribe and Vizier to King Djoser @ Tour Egypt
  3. @ Encyclopedia of World Bibliography
  4. @Ancient Egypt Mythlogy
  5. Imhotep Egyptian architect, physician, and statesman @ Encyclopedia Brittanica
  6. Imhotep (2667 BC - 2648 BC) @ BBC
  7. Imhotep: The True Father of Medicine @OatWood . Edu