Found project: Step pyramid of Djoser


    Project : Step pyramid of Djoser

    Architect : Imhotep

    Completion: 27th c. BC

    Locality : Saqqara

    Country : Egypt

    Building style : Ancient Egyptian architecture

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    Description :

    “The river was rising, the famine would end. His godfather Khnum had brought the waters as he had promised in his dream. The man-god Imhotep had shown him the drawings of his pyramid tomb and explained its size. Could he build it? Djoser has asked him. It was built, so it will be built, Imhotep had answered with a shrug.
    Such a strange way to state it.
    At first Djoser had thought Imhotep tangled up the language when said some things, but now he believed that Imhotep truly looked at things from far in the future. Imhotep had said that he had lived five thousand years from now and that he ‘remembered’ that the famine would end after the offering to Khnum. He ‘remembered’ that Djoser would not be killed at Kom Ombo. He ‘remembered’ that this giant pyramid would be built.
    Was Imhotep a god or a madman? Djoser smiled to himself. The people of the Two Lands might wonder the same thing about me.”

    Dubs, Jerry, Imhotep, p.421.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=EfbDMkBT7eIC&pg=PA334&dq=imhotep&hl=en&ei=_8KfTvuOGIaPswb-_biKAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false (October 20, 2011)

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



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