This pattern celebrates Imhotep (c.2650-2600 BC), the ancient Egyptian architect.
Arguably history’s first known engineer, Imhotep invented the use of columns in building structures, which has since underpinned a breath of designs from humble cow sheds to the glorious Coliseum.
His thinking was both radical and innovative and his designs even helped bring an end to the dreaded seven-year famine.
With widespread popularity across the social orders, Imhotep was accorded the highest honour of divine status after his death, which was a remarkably rare feat for a commoner.
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