Imhotep (2650–2600 BC) was an Egyptian who served under the Third Dynasty king Djoser as chancellor to the pharaoh and high priest of the sun god Ra at Heliopolis. He is the earliest known architect, engineer, and physician in history. The full list of his titles is: Chancellor of the King of Egypt, Doctor, First in line after the King of Upper Egypt, Administrator of the Great Palace, Hereditary nobleman, High Priest of Heliopolis, Builder, Chief Carpenter, Chief Sculptor, and Maker of Vases in Chief. The location of Imhotep's self-constructed tomb was well hidden from the beginning and it remains unknown. He was one of only a few commoners ever to be accorded divine status after death
Imhotep was the author of a medical treatise remarkable for being devoid of magical thinking, containing anatomical observations, ailments, and cures.
Imhotep was a poet and philosopher.