Amenhotep was a high-ranking priest in the temple at
Athribis during the 18th Dynasty.
He was considered one of Egypt's two official demigods
and saints. He was also an architect that was very well
respected. He supervised many building projects, but
stopped to pursue his religious activities. He seems to
have had great influence in his time. Many young men came
to the temple to receive his counseling and had a great
reputation for his piety. His mortuary cult was
established later through royal decree. Because of this,
he shared divinity with Imhotep,
who was the builder of the Step Pyramid
There was a sanitarium or clinic that operated in his
honor. This clinic was located at Deir el-Bahri, which is
on the western shore of Thebes. He lived to be about 80
years of age.