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By Steven Snape

ISBN-10: 1405120894

ISBN-13: 9781405120890

ISBN-10: 144439374X

ISBN-13: 9781444393743

This e-book explores the advance of tombs as a cultural phenomenon in historical Egypt and examines what tombs demonstrate approximately historical Egyptian tradition and Egyptians’ trust within the afterlife.

  • Investigates the jobs of tombs within the improvement of funerary practicesContent:
    Chapter 1 anonymous Lives at Tarkhan and Saqqara (pages 7–23):
    Chapter 2 Pits, Palaces and Pyramids (pages 24–34):
    Chapter three Non?Royal Cemeteries of Dynasty four (pages 35–50):
    Chapter four Unas, Teti and Their Courts (pages 51–67):
    Chapter five The Tombs of Qar and Idu (pages 68–85):
    Chapter 6 A becoming Independence (pages 86–104):
    Chapter 7 Ankhtify (pages 105–116):
    Chapter eight Osiris, Lord of Abydos (pages 117–135):
    Chapter nine ‘Lords of lifestyles’ (pages 136–147):
    Chapter 10 Strangers and Brothers (pages 148–165):
    Chapter eleven North and South (pages 166–175):
    Chapter 12 Ineni, Senenmut and User?Amun (pages 176–189):
    Chapter thirteen Rekhmire and the Tomb of the Well?Known Soldier (pages 190–206):
    Chapter 14 Huya and Horemheb (pages 207–222):
    Chapter 15 Samut and the Ramesside deepest Tomb (pages 223–232):
    Chapter sixteen Sennedjem (pages 233–244):
    Chapter 17 Petosiris (pages 245–259):

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This royal display can be seen in the massive use of mudbrick architecture in these royal centres and also in the creation and deposition of highvalue objects which, at their best, can be seen as works of art created by skilled craftsmen, sometimes using exotic materials. Some of these depositions took place in temple structures, and can be regarded as part of the emerging ideology of kingship, and the graphic display of that ideology: the famous Narmer Palette, which was found in the temple area at Hierakonpolis, showing Narmer wearing the regalia of a king of Upper and Lower Egypt smiting a defeated enemy before a god or gods, was a motif which would have been instantly recognizable to an Egyptian 2,000 years later.

It is probably no coincidence that the mortuary temple which sets the basic standard in terms of design, layout and complexity for all subsequent Old Kingdom pyramids – that of Khaefre – includes a set of five storerooms. It is likely that each of these storerooms was used for the storage of the equipment used by each of the phyle to perform their duties. During the reign of Sahure the provision of ten storerooms became standard, the usual physical arrangement being in two groups of five facing each other across a 34 Pits, Palaces and Pyramids central corridor or in parallel sets in different parts of the mortuary temple.

This royal display can be seen in the massive use of mudbrick architecture in these royal centres and also in the creation and deposition of highvalue objects which, at their best, can be seen as works of art created by skilled craftsmen, sometimes using exotic materials. Some of these depositions took place in temple structures, and can be regarded as part of the emerging ideology of kingship, and the graphic display of that ideology: the famous Narmer Palette, which was found in the temple area at Hierakonpolis, showing Narmer wearing the regalia of a king of Upper and Lower Egypt smiting a defeated enemy before a god or gods, was a motif which would have been instantly recognizable to an Egyptian 2,000 years later.

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