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

Maria Nilsson, Joost Golverdingen, John Ward

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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 the hippopotamus goddess depicted dressed and holding knives. This can be dated to the 33rd regnal year of Amenhotep III
Sidor (från-till)7-57
Antal sidor52
TidskriftJournal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture
StatusPublished - 2021 mars 20

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Antikvetenskap


  • 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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