Thanks to The Mummy, and its sequel, we all know that Imhotep the titular Mummy, and all round bad dude -
Cruelly relegated to little more than a grumpy, horny wizard with an eternal yearning to bring his object of lust back to life even after his own excrutiating death, the truth of the Egyptian icon was far less nasty.
Believe it or not, Imhotep was never an immortal demon sent to terrorise Brendan Fraser, as shocking as it may seem - as a first indication, his name actually means "the one who comes in peace, is with peace."
His legacy was less about killing greedy archeologists, and more about architecture, engineering, and medicine, with his full title being Chancellor of the King of Egypt, Doctor, First in line after the King of Upper Egypt, Administrator of the Great Palace, Hereditary nobleman, High Priest of Heliopolis, Builder, Chief Carpenter, Chief Sculptor, and Maker of Vases in Chief.
He was also a philosopher and poet and is commonly held as the Father of Medicine, and his achievements were such that he became one of very few commoners ever to be accorded divine status some two thousand years after his death in around 2600BC.
And yet, he will probably forever be known as a horny Egyptian ghost thanks to the Mummy series.