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18th Dynasty dipinti from Gebel el-Silsila (East Bank)

Nilsson, Maria LU ; Golverdingen, Joost and Ward, John LU (2021) In Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture 5. p.7-57
Abstract
The current paper serves as the primary publication of a group of 30 dipinti (painted epigraphic documents), including 19 hieratic texts and 11 pictorial images or quarry marks. These were found and recorded within a series of quarries located on the east bank of Gebel el-Silsila. Recently excavated archaeological material places the creation of these quarries chronologically within the 18th dynasty. The texts predominantly consist of dates, but also include signatures and titles. Among them is an exceptional four-lined text from early in the reign of Amenhotep IV. This includes a novel graphical element relevant to the chronological development of Ra-Horakhty-Aton representations. Included in the material is a unique... (More)
The current paper serves as the primary publication of a group of 30 dipinti (painted epigraphic documents), including 19 hieratic texts and 11 pictorial images or quarry marks. These were found and recorded within a series of quarries located on the east bank of Gebel el-Silsila. Recently excavated archaeological material places the creation of these quarries chronologically within the 18th dynasty. The texts predominantly consist of dates, but also include signatures and titles. Among them is an exceptional four-lined text from early in the reign of Amenhotep IV. This includes a novel graphical element relevant to the chronological development of Ra-Horakhty-Aton representations. Included in the material is a unique representation of the hippopotamus goddess depicted dressed and holding knives. This can be dated to the 33rd regnal year of Amenhotep III. (Less)
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The current paper serves as the primary publication of a group of 30 dipinti (painted epigraphic documents), including 19 hieratic texts and 11 pictorial images or quarry marks. These were found and recorded within a series of quarries located on the east bank of Gebel el-Silsila. Recently excavated archaeological material places the creation of these quarries chronologically within the 18th dynasty. The texts predominantly consist of dates, but also include signatures and titles. Among them is an exceptional four-lined text from
early in the reign of Amenhotep IV. This includes a novel graphical element relevant to the chronological development of Ra-Horakhty-Aton representations. Included in the material is a unique representation of... (More)
The current paper serves as the primary publication of a group of 30 dipinti (painted epigraphic documents), including 19 hieratic texts and 11 pictorial images or quarry marks. These were found and recorded within a series of quarries located on the east bank of Gebel el-Silsila. Recently excavated archaeological material places the creation of these quarries chronologically within the 18th dynasty. The texts predominantly consist of dates, but also include signatures and titles. Among them is an exceptional four-lined text from
early in the reign of Amenhotep IV. This includes a novel graphical element relevant to the chronological development of Ra-Horakhty-Aton representations. Included in the material is a unique representation of the hippopotamus goddess depicted dressed and holding knives. This can be dated to the 33rd regnal year of Amenhotep III (Less)
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Gebel el-Silsila, fieldwork, Egyptology, Epigraphy, epigrafik, Arkeologi, ancient quarrying, 18th Dynasty, Amenhotep III, Amenhotep IV, Akhenaten, Taweret, dipinti, Ancient Graffiti
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Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture
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52 pages
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Avkodande av det förflutna: en studie av gåtfulla märkningssystem, deras skapare och betydelser
Symbolae sacrae? Quarry marks and their relation to the divine world and writing in Roman Gebel el Silsila (Upper Egypt)
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  author       = {Nilsson, Maria and Golverdingen, Joost and Ward, John},
  issn         = {2472-999X},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  pages        = {7--57},
  series       = {Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture},
  title        = {18th Dynasty dipinti from Gebel el-Silsila (East Bank)},
  url          = {http://www.egyptian-architecture.com/JAEA5/article31/JAEA5_Nilsson.pdf},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2021},
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