From: erin@ignition.ddns.org
Date: 05 Jun 1999
Time: 17:34:24
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Imhotep lived during Dynasty III in the reign of King Djoser. He was the architect credited with the construction of the first Step Pyramid at Saqqara. After his death, Imhotep was deified as a god of writing, wisdom, and architecture. He was worshipped in Memphis as the son of Ptah. Chapels dedicated to him are located in Saqqara, Thebes, and Philae. Statues of Imhotep show him seated as a scribe with a roll of papyrus opened on his lap. It was said that Imhotep was the author of a book of instructions. For further information, see 'A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods And Goddesses' by George Hart, Routledge, New York, 1986. Feel free to contact me at the email address above.