Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Elena Pischikova
American University in Cairo Press, 2014 - 290 pagina's
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This volume is the first joint publication of the members of the American-Egyptian mission South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the State Ministry for Antiquities and Supreme Council of Antiquities, and directed by the editor. The Project is dedicated to the clearing, restoration, and reconstruction of the tombs of Karabasken (TT 391) and Karakhamun (TT 223) of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, and the tomb of Irtieru (TT 390) of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, on the West Bank of Luxor. Essays by the experts involved in the excavations and analysis cover the history of the Kushite ruling dynasties in Egypt and the hierarchy of Kushite society, the history of the South Asasif Necropolis and its discovery, the architecture and textual and decorative programs of the tombs, and the finds of burial equipment, pottery, and animal bones. Contributors: Adam Booth, Julia Budka, Diethelm Eigner, Kenneth Griffin, Salima Ikram, Jack Josephson, Robert Morkot, Christopher Naunton, Elena Pischikova, Miguel Molinero Polo, Kasia Szpakowska, John Taylor.

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Thebes under the Kushites
Royal Sculpture at the Onset of the Twentyfifth Dynasty
The History of the South Asasif Necropolis and Its Exploration
Style and Iconography of the Decoration in the Tombs of Karabasken and Karakhamun Archaism and Innovations
Ground Penetrating Radar Survey of the South Asasif Necropolis
Titles of Karakhamun and the Kushite Administration of Thebes
Karakhamun Revisited Some Remarks on the Architecture of TT 223
The Textual Program ofKarakhamuns First Pillared Hall
The Book of the Dead from the Second Pillared Hall of the Tomb of Karakhamun A Preliminary Survey
A Bright Night Sky over KarakhamunThe Astronomical Ceiling of theMain Burial Chamber in TT 223
Preliminary Notes on Coffin Fragments Discovered in TT 223
Pottery from the Tomb ofKarakhamun TT 223
A Preliminary Note on the FaunalRemains from the South Asasif Conservation Project

Vestibule Dailylife Scenes inthe Tomb of Karakhamun

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Elena Pischikova is the director of the American-Egyptian South Asasif Conservation Project. She is currently a research scholar at the American University in Cairo, and teaches at Fairfield University in Connecticut. During her twelve years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dr. Pischikova directed the project on the re-excavation, conservation, and reconstruction of the 26th Dynasty tomb of the Vizier Nespakashuty at Deir el-Bahri. In 2012, under her direction the South Asasif Conservation Project launched a series of international conferences, "Thebes in the First Millennium BC."

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