Monday, December 15, 2008

The First Pyramids

No, Imhotep was not the dude in the Mummy movies who tried to kill Ben Fraser. I am talking about the guy that invented the first pyramids. You see, Imhotep was on of the greatest inventors ever in ancient Egypt. He had the great idea to stack mastabas, a giant stone slab that goes over someones tomb, on top of one another. As you can see to your left, it looked like steps, so the person could reach the gods by using their pyramid as steps, so the story goes. Imhotep invented the first step pyramid for Pharaoh Djoser, or Zoser. Honestly, if I was mummified, put in a sarcophagus, put in a pyramid, with the chance of being grave robbed any moment, that would make me feel claustrophobic. I'd be dead, but still.

1 comment:

  1. Imhotep seens like a really smart guy for his period of life. He probably was respected by a lot of the Egyptians.