Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Ancient Egyptian Doctors/ Healers

Amenhotep Son of Hapu – Venerated healer/ doctor
The base of a statue found at Karnak had the following inscription regarding Amenhotep son of Hapu:
‘O, Prince Amenotep son of Hapu, justified. Come, O good DOCTOR. Behold I suffer in my eyes. Cause me to be well immediately because I made a statue for you.’
Amenotep son of Hapu was a royal scribe of the 18th dynasty under Amehotep lll. The king established a regular funerary cult for Amenotep son of Hapu ‘In recognition of his perfect character.’ He was deified by the 26th dynasty and many healing shrines feature him.

Amenhotep Son of Hapu
 Height 117 CM Location: Karnak, Temple of Amun-Re, Seventh Pylon
Excavation: G. Legrain's Excavations of 1901
Period: 18th Dynasty, Reign of Amenhotep III (1391-1353 BC)


Relief on the outside of the rear wall of the Ptah Temple at Karnak. It depicts Imhotep and Amenhotep son of Hapu


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