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John Coleman Darnell John Coleman Darnell
Bookmarked by Kasia Szpakowska

Gods on the Road: The Pantheon of Thebes at Qasr el-Ghueita

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Miroslav Barta Miroslav Barta
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris

Miroslav Bárta –Katarína Arias Kytnarová –Martin Odler –Zdeňka Sůvová, Killed' for eternity. Artefacts and ritual behaviour from a unique ceremonial structure in Abusir South, in M. Bárta, F. Coppens and J. Krejčí, Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2015, Prague, Charles University, 1-22.

The principal aim of this contribution is to provide a preliminary report, analysis and interpretation of a Fifth Dynasty structure discovered in Abusir South during the 2014 season. This structure is square-shaped in ground plan, built entirely of mud bricks. It is located immediately to the north of the Fifth Dynasty mastaba of Neferinpu (about 2370 BC, early reign of Djedkara), which was excavated during the seasons of 2006 and 2007. The archaeological context seems to reflect a single, short-term event of aspecific symbolical handling, perhaps a performance related to the burial...

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Miroslav Barta Miroslav Barta
Bookmarked by Peter Manuelian

Bárta, M., Coppens, F. and Krejčí, J. eds., Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2015, Prague 2017, Charles University.

The Abusir and Saqqara meetings have been organised already four times by the Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Charles University in Prague – in 2000,2005, 2010 and 2015 (Bárta and Krejčí, eds. 2000; Coppens, ed. 2002; Bárta, Coppens and Krejčí, eds. 2005 and Bárta, Coppens and Krejčí, eds. 2011). Over the years this event has become an established tradition to look forward to. Indeed, taking place every five years, it has developed into an effective and informative platform bringing scholars up to date with the most recent developments in the field, at Abusir and Saqqara in...

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Nicolas Grimal Nicolas Grimal
Collège de FranceChaire de civilisation pharaonique, Department Member

BIA 56 (2017).pdf

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Jitse Dijkstra Jitse Dijkstra
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris

The Fate of the Temples in Late Antique Egypt

As elsewhere the fate of the temples in late antique Egypt has often been perceived through the lens of the (Christian) literary works, which tell dramatic stories of the destruction of temples and their conversion into churches. When one looks at the other types of sources available from Egypt—inscriptions, papyri and archaeological remains—however, it becomes abundantly clear that the story of what happened to the temples was usually much less dramatic. This article argues that, in order to get a more reliable and complex picture of the fate of the temples, it is best to study...

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Dimitri Laboury Dimitri Laboury
Bookmarked by Peter Manuelian

Tracking Ancient Egyptian Artists, a Problem of Methodology. The Case of the Painters of Private Tombs in the Theban Necropolis during the Eighteenth Dynasty

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Oliver Dietrich Oliver Dietrich
Bookmarked by Miroslav Barta

Building Monuments – Creating Communities. Early monumental architecture at Pre-Pottery Neolithic Göbekli Tepe.

The meaning of monumental buildings as an indicator of social complexity and the visible expression of power and authority has been a lasting topos in the field of archaeology. Now new evidence is coming from southeastern Turkey, showing that the origins of monumental architecture have to be sought as early as with the hunter‑gatherer groups at the end of the last Ice Age in the Near East twelve thousand years ago. At Göbekli Tepe, monumental, monolithic T‑shaped pillars were erected by mobile groups of the Early Neolithic constituting large circular enclosures and indicating a degree of...

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Alexander Fantalkin Alexander Fantalkin
Bookmarked by Deborah Sweeney

Bene Israel : Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Honour of Israel Finkelstein (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series 31)

For book reviews, see Kelder, J.M. 2010. AJA 114/2; Hawkins, R.K. 2010. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 72/4: 626-628; Maeir, A.M. 2013. Ancient West and East 12: 376-378.

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Dimitri Laboury Dimitri Laboury
Bookmarked by Peter Manuelian

Tradition and Creativity. Toward a Study of Intericonicity in Ancient Egyptian Art

Although a key-concept in Art historical discourse and reasoning, creativity has almost always been avoided as an issue in the discussion of Ancient Egyptian Art, as if the notion was simply irrelevant in such a context. This surprising phenomenon has clearly deep roots in the history of the western vision of Ancient Egyptian Art (and civilization). Nonetheless, the investigation of some (actually quite rare) cases of true copies in Ancient Egyptian Art reveals that creativity operated within a process of reinterpretation of previous works and their tradition, a process that can be best...

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Anthony Spalinger
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris

The Military Background of the Campaign of Piye (Piankhy)

... von Anthony Spalinger The invasion of Egypt by the Kushite king Piye (Piankhy) was a definite watershed in the affairs of eighth century Egypt1. The petty city ... Page 2. 274 Anthony Spalinger SAK 7 Libyan overlords (the two had by this time become fused together). The ...

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