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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Ash, The Story of Re Reply with quote

Daughter of Imhotep; "the one who comes in peace"; fl. late 27th century BC. Imhotep was an Egyptian chancellor to the pharaoh Djoser (ca. 2686 BC - 2649 BC), probable architect of the step pyramid, and high priest of the sun god Ra at Heliopolis. He was one of only two commoners ever to be deified after death (the other being Amenhotep, son of Hapu). Libations to Imhotep were done regularly, as they are attested on papyruses associated to statues of Imhotep until the Late Period (c. 664–332 BC). This cult holds its origin in the slow evolution of the memory of Imhotep among intellectuals from his death onwards. He is referred to as a polymath, poet, judge, engineer, magician, scribe, astronomer, astrologer, and especially a physician. This cult is so distinct from the offerings usually made to commoners that the epithet of "demi-god" is likely justified to describe the way Imhotep was venerated in the New Kingdom (c. 1550–1077 BC).

Inscriptions on King Sekhemkhet's unfinished pyramid suggest that Imhotep outlived Djoser by a few years and went on to serve in the construction of Sekhemkhet's pyramid, which was abandoned due to this ruler's brief reign. Little is known of these 7 years, and mystery ignites historical imagination with clay seals inscribed "The two ladies are pleased with his name."

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