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In the footsteps of Ricardo Caminos : Rediscovering the Gebel el Silsila and its rock-cut temple

Nilsson, Maria LU and Martinez, Philippe (2017) In Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists 19. p.441-445
Abstract (Swedish)
Though long admired for its Pharaonic stelae, shrines, and rock-cut temple, the grand ancient site of Gebel el Silsila remains fairly unknown within
mainstream archaeology. A general idea is that the site operated merely as a sandstone quarry, but few are aware of its rich archaeology that
incorporates evidence of millennia of human activity and cultural features that meet seven of UNESCO’s ten outstanding values. Since 2012 the
Swedish-run archaeological project works towards changing previous misconceptions, and in conducting a comprehensive archaeological study
the aim is to increase the general awareness of the site’s importance and unique legacy. ‘In the footsteps of Ricardo Caminos’ is aimed to present
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Though long admired for its Pharaonic stelae, shrines, and rock-cut temple, the grand ancient site of Gebel el Silsila remains fairly unknown within
mainstream archaeology. A general idea is that the site operated merely as a sandstone quarry, but few are aware of its rich archaeology that
incorporates evidence of millennia of human activity and cultural features that meet seven of UNESCO’s ten outstanding values. Since 2012 the
Swedish-run archaeological project works towards changing previous misconceptions, and in conducting a comprehensive archaeological study
the aim is to increase the general awareness of the site’s importance and unique legacy. ‘In the footsteps of Ricardo Caminos’ is aimed to present
an introduction to previous work conducted within the ‘Speos of Horemheb’, how limitations of the past now can be bridged with more modern
technology, and how the current team implement novel documentation and results to the field of epigraphy within one of Gebel el Silsila’s more
famous monuments. The results ultimately force back the chronology of the rock-cut temple from post-Amarna to the Thutmosid period (Less)
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Gebel el Silsila, Fieldwork, Epigraphy, Egyptology, Ancient Graffiti, ancient religion
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Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists
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Rosati, Gloria ; Guidotti, Maria Cristina ; and
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19
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441 - 445
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Archaeopress Egyptology
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978 1 78491 600 8
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  abstract     = {Though long admired for its Pharaonic stelae, shrines, and rock-cut temple, the grand ancient site of Gebel el Silsila remains fairly unknown within<br/>mainstream archaeology. A general idea is that the site operated merely as a sandstone quarry, but few are aware of its rich archaeology that<br/>incorporates evidence of millennia of human activity and cultural features that meet seven of UNESCO’s ten outstanding values. Since 2012 the<br/>Swedish-run archaeological project works towards changing previous misconceptions, and in conducting a comprehensive archaeological study<br/>the aim is to increase the general awareness of the site’s importance and unique legacy. ‘In the footsteps of Ricardo Caminos’ is aimed to present<br/>an introduction to previous work conducted within the ‘Speos of Horemheb’, how limitations of the past now can be bridged with more modern<br/>technology, and how the current team implement novel documentation and results to the field of epigraphy within one of Gebel el Silsila’s more<br/>famous monuments. The results ultimately force back the chronology of the rock-cut temple from post-Amarna to the Thutmosid period},
  author       = {Nilsson, Maria and Martinez, Philippe},
  editor       = {Rosati, Gloria  and Guidotti, Maria Cristina },
  isbn         = {978 1 78491 600 8},
  keyword      = {Gebel el Silsila,Fieldwork,Epigraphy,Egyptology,Ancient Graffiti,ancient religion},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {441--445},
  publisher    = {Archaeopress Egyptology},
  series       = {Proceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists},
  title        = {In the footsteps of Ricardo Caminos : Rediscovering the Gebel el Silsila and its rock-cut temple},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2017},
}