A short episode this week, thanks to the onrushing holiday period and the author's imminent journey to Egypt (exciting!).
We complete our discussion of Djoser's Step Pyramid, and see the first manifestations of the "everything bigger than everything else" attitude exhibited by the Old Kingdom rulers. Imhotep is discussed again, and we see some of the later narratives which show how this man became closely associated with notions of wisdom and learning. Elephantine, one of the best sources for Old Kingdom villages and architecture, gets a look-in.