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By Donald Bruce Redford

This quantity constitutes the ultimate document at the excavations on the royal necropolis of the town of Mendes, which occupied five summer season seasons from 1991 to 1995. The burial of king Neferites I, founding father of Dynasty 29 (399-393 B.C.) is defined in addition to different burials, town partitions, the shrine of the fish-goddess and varied inscriptions. The pottery recovered is taken care of in extenso, and sheds a flood of sunshine on Mendes' alternate family members within the 5th-4th Cent. B.C. with Phoenicia and the Greek islands. Of specific curiosity is the startling new discovery of an incredible destruction layer that are pinpointed to round 343 B.C. This basically displays the reprisals taken by way of the conquering Persians once they had re-occupied Egypt.

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I, 823. One wonders, in the second line, whether we have a writing of \3t-mÈyt. 30 chapter three CHAPTER THREE THE RELIEF-DECORATION OF NEPHERITES’ TOMB AND RELATED EPIGRAPHY Donald B. Redford The destruction level of shattered limestone which sweeps up out of the burial pit, over T 2 and cascades on the latter’s eastern side in the form of “falls” # l through 3, yielded 298 fragments of sculpture from excavation units P, F, Q and R. 1 Arguments have been advanced above in support of the hypothesis that this limestone detritus originated in the destruction of the burial chamber and superstructure associated with the sarcophagus interment.

70 m. 55 m. deep. 6 cm. chisel, suggesting that the block was intended to be sunk beneath the floor of the burial chamber, or was to be veneered with some other material. The sarcophagus block sat in a pit, c. 50 m. 05 m. 85 m. L. ( pl. 9b). The matrix into which it was sunk had earlier been used as a burying ground, and undistinguished interments (both supine under matting, and in jars) were uncovered in AL-SN I, AL-SW VII and VIII (fig. 10). The section through AL-SW II through VIII shows that the original surface in the time of Nepherites had been at c.

Kneeling king on right in blue crown, pleated stole and shendyet-kilt, offers an image of ma’at across a stylized offering stand to a theriomorphic form of Ba-neb-djed. A lighted brazier is placed above the stand. The uraeus on the crown has been abbraded, perhaps not intentionally. The stole recalls examples from the Late Period (cf. P-M I [2nd ed], 206:20; S. Quirke, Ancient Egyptian Religion [London, 1992], 74 fig. 41). c. (see K. Mysliwiec, Royal Portraiture of the Dynasties XXI to XXX [Mainz am Rhein, 1988], pl.

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