Pyramids In Ancient Egypt

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Egypt is an ancient, powerful, renowned country ruled by pharaoh’s, watched over by thousands of mighty gods, and shaped by their immortal pyramids and who can forget; famous for their incredible invention of mummification. It’s an ancient civilization that is unmatched by any other of its time. Hundreds of movies were produced based on its pharaoh’s, mummification ritual, and culture. Many books talk about famous pharaohs and their mighty tombs; or pyramids as they are more often referred to nowadays. Now, a burning question; has the builder of these mighty pyramids ever been thought of before? Who was this almighty being who came up with the idea of building pyramids that shaped Egypt as the almighty civilization it is seen as today? Everyone …show more content…
It was Imhotep that built Egypt’s first pyramid; a step pyramid that consisted of many mastabas stacked upon one another. A mastaba was a slightly better than a old fashioned dug out from sand gravestone, and the Pharoah Imhotep served under, Djoser, wanted a large one. The mastaba was made for Djoser and because Imhotep was so brilliant and wise, he finished quickly, and was able to build a mastaba over the first one, and from there he just continued upwards. All this was done before one Pharaoh’s lifetime. This was Egypt’s and the world’s first stone monument. Imhotep became a very important figure in Egypt because he was the one who invented what made Egypt so famous.The other pharaoh’s, following Djoser’s example, wanted their own pyramids too. This led to the many famous pyramids studied from students and historians alike. Without imhotep’s contribution for these immortal pyramids, Egypt wouldn’t have been known as the outstanding ancient civilization it is known as today. He was also one of the first to figure out a way to make the pyramids slope the way they do; making him also, Egypt and the world’s first engineer. Another important contribution he made was the invention of columns; an important technique used from the Greeks to modern day. Without him, and his important inventions, our civilization, let alone Egypt 's, …show more content…
He’s treated patients with modern medicine techniques many generations before the man who was believed to be the father of medicine was alive. It is because of his ability to diagnose and treat more than 200 diseases; he is responsible for the survival of Egyptians over centuries. The Greeks and Roman’s centred their learnings on what was written about him in their temples; they greatly respected him. He’s treated 200 cases of diseases; 15 abdomens, 11 bladders, 10 rectum, 29 eyes, 18 skin, hair, nails and tongue. He treated tuberculosis, gallstones, appendicitis, gout and arthritis specifically. Without the modern technology we possess now, he was still able to perform surgery, dentistry, know about the circulatory system and place the vital organs. He was even promoted to a local god at Memphis due to his ingenuity at healing and being a physician. This is very important to Ancient Egypt because he is literally part of the reason why they were able to live long enough to have left their legacy. He could cure medical problems by extracting the healing properties from plants and use it to treat appendicitis, gout and arthritis; with this talent he could also help people in their daily lives. He was so important that even the Greeks that invaded Egypt recognized his talents in

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