Study Guide

Imhotep Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970

The Edwin Smith Papyrus

This was written way after my time, but I probably supplied the info that went into this Medicine 101 document. It tells docs how to treat injuries, but it also talks about more complicated—and gross—maladies.

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

The Famine Stele

When there's a famine in Egypt, who you gonna call? Djoser! And who's Djoser gonna call? That's right: Yours truly, Imhotep.

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

History of Egypt by Manetho

Manetho took on a really big project by writing the entire history of Egypt. Stick with it until the Third Dynasty chapter, though, and you can read a shout-out to my medical and architectural skills.

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

The Hymn to Imhotep

Now that I'm a god, people pray all the time to my majesty. What can I say? The people love me. Anyway, this particular hymn is inscribed on the temple of my sometimes-dad, Ptah, at Karnak, and it tells about all the great gifts the locals give me.

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

The Book of Thoth

Thoth and I are buddies—we both love to read and write—and in his big book, I talk about my own festival, since Thoth's get plenty of face time. Yes, technically I am his servant, but I prefer to say that I've learned a ton from him over the years.

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