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Elena Pischikova

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167249

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.001.0001

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Texts of the Torniscile and the Adjacent Walls in the Tomb of Karabasken[i]

Texts of the Torniscile and the Adjacent Walls in the Tomb of Karabasken[i]

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(p.217) 9Texts of the Torniscile and the Adjacent Walls in the Tomb of Karabasken[i]
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Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis
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Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167249.003.0010

This chapter discusses the texts of the Tornische and the adjacent walls in the tomb of Karabasken. Until the recent archaeological excavations by the South Asasif Conservation Project, the only known texts of the walls in the tomb of Karabasken were those published by the great expeditions and travelers of the first half of the nineteenth century. Between 1824 and 1838, Robert Hay and a group of artists made several trips to Egypt. One of his companions made the oldest identified drawing of the plan of the tomb. The courtyard, Tornische, passage, pillared hall, and inner chamber can be distinguished. The monumental entrance upon which the religious texts were inscribed is clearly visible. The chapter analyzes the preserved inscriptions and offers an interpretation of the name of Karabasken.

Keywords:   tomb walls, tomb of Karabasken, archaeological excavations, Robert Hay, Egypt, Tornische, religious texts, inscriptions, Karabasken, pillared hall

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