Could Joseph and Imhotep have been the same person?

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A statue thought to Djoser's inscribed with Imhotep's name and titles.

A statue thought to be Djoser’s inscribed with Imhotep’s name and titles.
Note the Ibis birds carved on the top of the base

A statue thought to be Djoser’s inscribed with Imhotep’s name and titles

Imhotep, Chancellor of the King of Lower Egypt [3,4,5,6], Chief under the King (of Upper Egypt [3,6]), Administrator of the Great Palace, Hereditary Lord, High Priest of Heliopolis, Imhotep the Builder, the Sculptor, the Maker of Stone Vases [3,4,5,6]

The statue was found by Cecil Firth in 1926 [1].   In 1964  Walter Emery found a tomb close to the Step Pyramid [2].

The tomb contained thousands of pots containing mummified Ibis birds, falcons and baboons [3].

Imhotep’s mummy was never found.

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[1] Imhotep the African. Architect of the cosmos.

[2] Tombs of Sacred Animals at Saqqara

[3] Divine creatures: animal mummies in ancient Egypt

[4] Joseph and Imhotep

[5] The Exodus Case – New discoveries of the Historical Exodus – 4th extended edition – Lennart Moller ISBN 978 87 7247708 4

[6] Chronicle of the Pharaohs – A reign by reign record of the rulers and dynasties of anchient Egypt  Peter A Clayton Thames and Hudson 2006 ISBN 978 0 500 28628 9

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January 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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