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  • Imhotep TitleChancellor of the King of Lower Egypt
    Administrator of the Great Palace
    - High Priest of Heliopolis
    Cult CenterMemphis
    FatherHis real father was an architect named Kanofer
    Mythological father Ptah
    MotherHis real mother was Khreduonkh from Mendes
    Mythological mother Sekhmet
    Patron - Dominionarchitecture
    - Medicine
    Dedicated ShrinesTemple of Hathor at Dier el-Medina
    Amun at Karnak
    A sanctuary on the upper terrace of the Deir el Bahari Temple
    AppearanceAn ordinary man who is dressed in plain attire
    A scribe seated on a chair with a roll of papyrus on his knees or under his arm
    Greek equivalentGod of medicineAsclepius
    Cult- Imhotep was the Vizier of Zoser, he designed the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, and may have been responsible for the first known use of columns in architecture.
    - For this reason many scholars consider him the father of Architecture
    - He lived around 2600 BC
    - He is the founder of Egyptian medicine and the author of the remarkable Edwin Smith papyrus
    - Imhotep also preached on the philosophy of life, including the proverb "Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we shall die."
    - About 100 years after his death, he was elevated as a medical demigod.
    - In about 525 BC, around 2,000 years after his death, he was elevated to a full god, and replaced Nefertum in the great triad at Memphis, becoming one of only a few commoners ever to be given a divine status
    - His name means "the one who comes in peace"
    - His burial was never found, but it is believed to be at Saqqara
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