on January 23, 2009
Our first stop of the day was Museum Imhotep, the architect of the earliest Step Pyramid. He was also a writer and scientist, a true Rennaisance Man, but well before the Rennaisance! Then it was on to the First Step Pyramid, built about 4600 years ago! Before the Step Pyramids, there were flat-topped burial chambers called Mastabas (Arabic for "bench"). But King Djoser asked Imhotep to create something more spectacular for him. Since the King was still living, Imhotep kept adding a new level to the tomb (he didn't want to "kill the job"), creating steps whereby Ba, the Spirit on earth could climb to join Ka, the body in heaven.
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