Could Joseph and Imhotep have been the same person?

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The Step Pyramid Complex was designed by Imhotep. Some large man made pits that look like grain silos can be found within it’s walls.

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A statue of Imhotep in the Louvre.
It is likely that he is the Joseph of the Bible who saved Egypt from a 7yr famine by building grain silos such as these in cities around Egypt.
He was able to buy up all the land of Egypt for the pharaoh in exchange for the grain. This would of had to take place early in Egypt’s history. Joseph and Imhotep have many other similarities. For example, they both lived to the age of 110yrs, they were embalmed when they died and given a royal Egyptian burial, they imposed a 20% tax and they both married the daughter of the high priest of On. They both saved Egypt from a 7 yr famine. They were both visiers of non-royal or Egyptian blood.

A grain silo in the Step Pyramid complex. Access to the bottom of the silo is from the steps in the pit next to it.

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Grain would have been poured into the top of the pit and servants would have walked down stairs into the adjacent pit to retrieve grain through a small tunnel that connected the bottom of the pits.

There can be little doubt that the Djoser complex was a grain distribution and storage center.

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