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The Modern Neighbors of TutankhamunHistory, Life, and Work in the Villages of the Theban West Bank$
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Kees van der Spek

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774164033

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774164033.001.0001

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Qurnawi Foothills Architecture: Footprint, Form, and Function

Qurnawi Foothills Architecture: Footprint, Form, and Function

(p.157) 6 Qurnawi Foothills Architecture: Footprint, Form, and Function
The Modern Neighbors of Tutankhamun

Kees van der Spek

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter discusses the architectural assemblage typical of the Theban Necropolis. The evolving domestic floor plan eventually came to comprise a footprint which still included the ancient funerary spaces, the new above-ground architectural forms, and the traditional mud structures characteristic of Upper Egypt. As a rule, the following individual components can be recognized: the main dwelling proper, but often still abutting an ancient funerary space, which no longer supported any artwork in need of protection and upon which no prohibitions limiting domestic use were evidently placed; the tomb forecourt, serving as exterior living space; the hush, the enclosure for the family donkey, where often also the furn, the domed oven, was located; and the array of thin, mud-walled storage bins, now rarely used and any remnant specimen increasingly under threat of destruction. This chapter reviews each of these component elements more closely.

Keywords:   architectural assemblage, Theban Necropolis, domestic floor plan, tomb forecourt, hush, furn

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