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Authors: Navratilova, Hana
Title: Any news from Dahshur? : Recording Ramesside secondary epigraphy in the South Temple of Senwosret III
Online publication date: 23-Aug-2023
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: Following the report on graffiti in the precinct of Senwosret III at Dahshur, and an endorsement of the Memphite secondary epigraphy as a significant resource for New Kingdom hieratic studies, researches in the pyramid complex at Dahshur and its graffiti have continued. New excavations as well as a new home for previous finds literally helped to bring more graffiti and dipinti to light, and expanded particularly the Ramesside corpus of both textual and figural epigraphy. Materially, these are a rather varied group in terms of dimensions and appearance, and thus in regard to writing techniques and tools used for their production, and in terms of location and visibility. The contents of the Ramesside secondary epigraphy material are equally diverse, from devotional subject matter to delivery dockets related to demolition of the pyramid precinct, and imply therefore a variable and multidimensional status of the Middle Kingdom building in the latter part of its New Kingdom history. Given current changes in recording practices, this contribution focuses on identifying sustainable working methods for recording this type of secondary epigraphy. The task may prove to be a challenge, but the interpretive prospects opened by the Ramesside graffiti and marks in pyramid complexes may indicate it is worth the effort.
DDC: 490 Andere Sprachen
490 Other languages
930 Alte Geschichte
930 History of ancient world
960 Geschichte Afrikas
960 General history of Africa
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: Externe Einrichtungen
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
Document type specification: Scientific article
License: In Copyright
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Citation: Ägyptologische „Binsen“-Weisheiten IV
Gülden, Svenja A.
Konrad, Tobias
Verhoeven, Ursula
Pages or article number: 385
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Publisher place: Stuttgart
Issue date: 2022
ISBN: 978-3-515-13333-3
Relations: is Part of 10.25358/openscience-7159
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