3/26/2009

Imhotep

 Imhotep 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 at Heliopolis. He is considered to be the first engineer, architect  and physician  in history.

The ancient Egyptians credited him with priestly wisdom, in magic, in the formulation of wise proverbs; in medicine and architecture; this remarkable figure of Zoser's reign left so notable a reputation that his name is not forgotten to this day. He was the patron spirit of the later scribes, to whom they regularly poured out a libation from the water-jug of their writing outfit before beginning their work.

As one of the officials of the Pharaoh, Djoser, he designed the Pyramid of Djoser (the Step Pyramid) at Saqqara in Egypt in 2630–2611 BCE. He may have been responsible for the first known use of columns in architecture.

Imhotep is credited with being the founder of medicine and with being the author of a medical treatise remarkable for being devoid of magical thinking, the so-called Edwin Smith papyrus  containing anatomical observations, ailments, and cures. The surviving papyrus was probably written around 1700 BC but may be a copy of texts a thousand years older.
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