Could Joseph and Imhotep have been the same person?

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Where does Joseph fit into Egyptian History? » shaft-tunnels-step-pyramid-djoser2ph

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The Step Pyramid in Saqqara. Built on top of a shaft that was probably the first grain silo built by Joseph. When Pharaoh Djoser (Netjerikhet) died in the 5th year of the famine, Joseph (Imhotep) made the grain silo into a tomb by encasing it with ornate limestone. Djoser’s sarcophagus was placed on a platform at the bottom of the shaft and then the top of the shaft was sealed with a heavy granite slab. Successive mastabas were built on top of the burial chamber (shaft) resulting in a Stepped Pyramid.

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  1. The Step Pyramid is really a series of matabas stacked on top of one another. It was used to bury the various members of Djoser’s family. By the time it was complete, it took the shape of a pyramid. It was built on top of the central shaft in which Djoser’s sarcophagus was placed. The main entrance lead directly to the central shaft. Off shoots from the main entrance descended to a series of tunnels that connected to the bottom of the central shaft. These were originally used to retrieve grain that was dumped into the central shaft. After Djoser was entombed in the central shaft, these tunnels became the galleries where Djoser’s treasures and mortuary vessels would have been stored.


    December 2, 2014 at 5:15 am

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