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Imhotep
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ỉ-m-ḥtp
"Coming in Peace"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose I
Titles Vizier of the South
Mayor of Thebes
Priest of Ma'at
Royal Tutor
Burial QV46
Not to be confused with Imhotep.

Imhotep (transliteration: ỉ-m-ḥtp, meaning: "Coming in Peace") was an ancient Egyptian high official under Pharaoh Thutmose I of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Titles[]

Imhotep was the governor of Thebes, a judge, and most importantly Vizier of the South. He was also said to be a tutor to the sons of the king.[1]

Burial[]

Imhotep was buried in his QV46 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Queens. The tomb was discovered by Ernesto Schiaparelli during an expedition which took place between 1903 and 1905. The tomb is a simple shaft with a single chamber that contained the burial. During the excavations his mummy was recovered along with funerary goods.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Demas & Agnew 2012.

Bibliography[]

  • Demas, M./Agnew, N., (eds.) 2012: Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Volume 1. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.
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