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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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Thebes under the Kushites

Thebes under the Kushites

(p.5) 1 Thebes under the Kushites
Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis

Robert G. Morkot

American University in Cairo Press

Kushite rule in Thebes lasted from 750 BC to 656 BC, and saw the revival of its fortunes in what was an era of turmoil and division in Egypt. Looking at structures of power and religious hierarchies, this chapter points to a religious renaissance that focussed on the cult of Amun. It also sheds light on building works, architecture, and burial practices of the Kushites.

Keywords:   Kushites, Thebes, Amun, Religious hierarchies, Power structures, Burial practices, Architecture

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