> An interesting line from the MK, apparently part of a song:
> It should be noted that nowhere in AE literature is Imhotep credited as the builder or architect of the Step Pyramid nor the genius behind the sudden stone working explosion of the beginning of the 3rd Dynasty.Quote
> I have heard the sayings of Imhotep and
> Hordedef with whose words men speak so often.
> What are their habitations now? Their walls are
> destroyed, their habitations are no more, as if
> they had never been.
> ...Personally, I have never been convinced Egypt was as "unified" as claimed in the early Dynastic period...
> ...Of interest as well, there are no contemporary inscriptions of a 3rd Dynasty king "Djoser" either.
> ...yet curiously there is no pharaoh named Djoser until again, the 18th Dynasty,
> ...It this really all talking about the same person?
> ...Djoser is not the "king", he is a "Prince", "Governor", and "Chief".
> ...The king is not "brought" royal decrees; he gives them.
> ...If the Famine Stela is the "proof" Netjerikhet and Djoser were one and the same, I find it less than convincing. Regardless of it being written over 2,000yrs after the fact, it does not appear to me to say what we have been told it does, but rather they are not in fact one and the same person; Djoser was the prince whom the decree was given by the king Netjerikhet.
Excellent showcase of how orthodoxy hand waves the contradictions in an effort to keep the narrative self-consistent.
By the way, since it's really not at all that clear that Djoser is Netjerikhet, then can we be so sure that Khufu really is Medjedu, or even Khnum-Khfu?
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?