Saturday, October 08, 2005

Dig days: Imhotep: the first gifted architect

Zahi Hawass's occasional Dig Days column on the Al Ahram Weekly website, this time looking at the Imhotep Museum, named for the Old Kingdom pyramid architecht: " We have begun a new phase of the site management programme at Saqqara by building new offices, new facilities, and housing for foreign expeditions on the plateau. Later every modern building on the plateau will be demolished. However, the most important building, not built yet, will be a new museum, the Imhotep Museum. This museum will exhibit major artefacts discovered on the site, which is why we call it a site museum."

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