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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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A Bright Night Sky over Karakhamun: The Astronomical Ceiling of the Main Burial Chamber in TT 223

A Bright Night Sky over Karakhamun: The Astronomical Ceiling of the Main Burial Chamber in TT 223

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(p.201) 11 A Bright Night Sky over Karakhamun: The Astronomical Ceiling of the Main Burial Chamber in TT 223
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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/9789774166181.003.0012

The discovery of the ceiling of Karakhamun's main burial chamber is significant owing to the small number of known astronomical features in ancient Egypt. This chapter describes and depicts this exceptional ceiling, which includes the most complete list of decans, deities, and constellations. It also considers the process of painting it, and how this affected its composition and imagery.

Keywords:   Karakhmun, Astronomical features, Burial Chamber, Decans, Deities, Constellations, Painting

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