Imhotep: Ancient Egyptian Architecture

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Imhotep lived in the Third Pharaoh Dynasty under Djoser, and was a scholarly person whose expertise and philosophy went over many significant areas. Like being the first known Architect in history, engineer, doctor, and high priest to the Sun God, Ra at Heliopolis. And later on severed as Chancellor to Djoser. He was also first in line after the pharaoh of Upper Egypt.
He was but of few commoners to be bestowed divine status after death. Because of his status, people believed he was a deity, acting like a messenger between the gods to the people and was godly himself. Imhotep’s self-constructed tomb is still unallocated despite many attempt’s to find it. There is a theory that it was hidden in Saqqara.
Before Imhotep, Pharaoh’s were buried in Mastaba
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Unlike marble, in Greek Culture there’s was built from stone and resources that were readily available to them at this time. The statue of Khafre is made and rendered using “the canon of proportions”. During this time, Egyptian art was based on ideals and not factual renderings to show their divine connection to the gods. Every part that went into the statue symbolized something greater than just the pharaoh. Their art, is hands down some of the most methodical and beautiful in my eyes. Everything that went into their builds, sculptures, paintings, and renderings down to the columns, to the Sarcophagus they were buried in was thought about and carefully designed.
Exterior, and Interior walls including columns were painted in hieroglyphic images and pictorial frescos in radiant colors. A lot of the art was symbolic, such as the scarab, or palm leaves. Thus, making our understanding that ancient Egyptian architecture is based mainly on religious monuments. Walls were also sometimes decorated with relief style sculptures. Meaning, it was like the people were breaking out from the wall, or sculpted into the wall where they were not detached like commonly known

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