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Tombs of the South Asasif NecropolisThebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty$
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Elena Pischikova

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166181

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.001.0001

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The Textual Program of Karakhamun’s First Pillared Hall

The Textual Program of Karakhamun’s First Pillared Hall

Chapter:
(p.131) 9 The Textual Program of Karakhamun’s First Pillared Hall
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Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis
Author(s):

Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.003.0010

The excavation of the tomb of Karakhamun has brought to light its textual richness. It is the oldest known Late Period revival monumental mortuary building, making it a an important reference for later temple tombs of Thebes. This chapter presents the texts identified in the First Pillared Hall, which are from the Book of Going Forth By Day, the Ritual of the Hours of the Day, the Ritual of the Hours of the Night, and various offering scenes. It describes the textual decoration and explains the placement of texts, spells, and scenes, as well as highlighting iconographic novelties.

Keywords:   Tomb of Karakhamun, Textual decoration, Spells, Iconography, Book of Going Forth By Day, Ritual of the Hours of the Day, Ritual of the Hours of the Night, Offering scenes

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