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Im·ho·tep(ĭm-hō′tĕp) fl. 27th century bc.
Egyptian architect, priest, and physician. He was the architect of the funeral complex at Saqqara, consisting of a huge stepped pyramid, a processional hall, and other buildings.
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(Biography) c. 2600 bc, Egyptian physician and architect. After his death he was worshipped as a god; the Greeks identified him with Asclepius
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