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The Man Who Invented the Step Pyramid

This Egyptian architect was a genius

Statue of Imhotep by André Alliot. Statue from c. 332–30 BC. Photograph taken in 2019 (Wikimedia Commons)

Imhotep (c. 2667–2600 BCE) was an expert in various academic fields. He was a priest, a poet, a scientist, and vizier to the Djoser of Egypt. He was even seen as a god-like figure by the Greeks, the Romans, and his own Egyptian descendants.

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