The fabulous Imhotep had many titles including; the chief of architects, the priest, the scribe, the philosopher, the healer and the public official, he actually held a number of offices under Amenhotep the third.
Imhotep was born near the end of King Thutmose the third’s reign, in Athribis city, near the 15th century BC.
He was a priest and a Scribe of Recruits; He organized the labor and supplied the manpower required for the Pharaoh’s civilian and military projects. He was also an architect and supervised several building projects; he built a new shrine inside the temple of Luxor to King Amun Kamutef including a beautifully designed court.
Near south of Thebes, he built a temple dedicated to GOD Sobek, this temple actually acted as home and breeding ground for sacred temple crocodiles.
He also helped with the expansion of temples and shrines at Hebenu the capital of upper Egypt back then (south Egypt) and at Memphis , He built a temple to king Ptah and it was called Nebaata united with ptah, also he built other temples and buildings at Elephantine, Elkab, Bubastis, Athribis, Letopolis and Heliopolis.
On the West side of the river Nile, across Thebes he constructed his mortuary temple which was to become the biggest in size of all of the royal temples. However, it was built very close to the floodplains and by the 19th Dynasty it was largely ruined, all that remains are the famous “Colossi of Memnon”. The West side of the river Nile was also the location of his Malkata palace. Although little remains of this palace, there is evidence that it was covered with amazing paintings showing scenes from nature. He also constructed a big harbor beside his palace.
He built extensively (and extended existing buildings) in Nubia in Amada (dedicated to Amun) at Quban, Wadi es-Sebua, Sedinga, Soleb, Tabo Island, Aniba, Buhen, Mirgissa, Kawa and Gebel Barkal.
Imhotep son of Hapu died at the age of around eighty, He had a much bigger reputation after his death and was revered for his teachings and as a philosopher. He was also revered as a healer and was worshiped as the god of healing following his death.
According to some reliefs in the tomb of Ramose, he may have passed away in the 31st year of Amenhotep the third.