The Walking Dead at Saqqara

religious traditions at Saqqara in Egypt, i.e. the cemetery of the ancient city of Memphis, around the time of the reigns of Amenhotep III and Ramesses IV (c. 1390–1129 BCE).4 To be precise, this study analyses the various strategies of ...

Author: Lara Weiss

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110706833

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Funerary rituals and the cult of the dead are classics of research in religious studies, especially for ancient Egypt. Still, we know relatively little about how people interacted in daily life at the city of Memphis and its Saqqara necropolis in the late second millennium BCE. By focussing on lived ancient religion, we can see that the social and religious strategies employed by the individuals at Saqqara are not just means on the way to religious, post-mortem salvation, nor is their self-representation simply intended to manifest social status. On the contrary, the religious practices at Saqqara show in their complex spatiality a wide spectrum of options to configure sociality before and after one's own death. The analytical distinction between religion and other forms of human practices and sociality illuminates the range of cultural practices and how people selected, modified, or even avoided certain religious practices. As a result, pre-funerary, funerary and practices of the subsequent mortuary cults, in close connection with religious practices directed towards other ancestors and deities, allow the formation of imagined and functioning reminiscence clusters as central social groups at Saqqara, creating a heuristic model applicable also to other contexts.

Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas

She is engaged in research and publication of the coroplastic art of ancient Cyprus with particular focus on the ... She is also Project Leader of 'The Walking Dead at Saqqara: The Making of a Cultural Geography', funded within the Vidi ...

Author: Giorgos Papantoniou

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004384835

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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Hellenistic and Roman Terracottas is a collective volume presenting newly excavated material, as well as diverse and innovative approaches in the study the iconography, function and technology of ancient terracottas.

Urban Religion in Late Antiquity

The project 'Walking Dead at Saqqara: The Making of a Cultural Geography' has kindly been granted by NWO as dossier no. 016.Vidi.174.032 and is hosted at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), and will run from 1 November ...

Author: Asuman Lätzer-Lasar

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110641271

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Urban Religion is an emerging research field cutting across various social science disciplines, all of them dealing with “lived religion” in contemporary and (mainly) global cities. It describes the reciprocal formation and mutual influence of religion and urbanity in both their material and ideational dimensions. However, this approach, if duly historicized, can be also fruitfully applied to antiquity. Aim of the volume is the analysis of the entanglement of religious communication and city life during an arc of time that is characterised by dramatic and even contradicting developments. Bringing together textual analyses and archaelogical case studies in a comparative perspective, the volume zooms in on the historical context of the advanced imperial and late antique Mediterranean space (2nd–8th centuries CE).

The Salt Road

They saw Imhotep's stepped pyramid and the city of the dead at Saqqara, spent time walking amid the Roman ruins of Volubilis and visiting the ancient capital of the Hoggar at Abalessa. They were, as they loved to tell me, ...

Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781789545265

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A historical adventure which brings the most unlikely of people together in an epic quest that spans the decades and the hot, shifting sands of Morocco.

Perspectives on Lived Religion II

The papers presented here are written by both well-established and more recent Egyptologists, and examine examples of human agency at various sites in ancient Egypt, such as Saqqara, Thebes, Abydos, and Pi-Ramesse.

Author: Lara Weiss


ISBN: 946426120X


Page: 160

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Ancient Egyptian elites invested immense cultural and economic efforts in preparing for their afterlives. However, the diversity of choices open to them is often overlooked. These choices included tomb size, tomb location, and architectural design, as well as tomb decoration, and the selection of certain grave gifts. Their choices depended on financial means, but also on contemporary fashion, among other factors. Ancient sites were visited by the living to commemorate and rejuvenate human ancestors and the gods, as individual acts or as part of large-scale processions. They also visited cemeteries because of new building activities, or to visit already-ancient monuments. The daily interactions of the living with their ancestors and gods are traceable in the evidence of lived religious practices, the transmission of texts and images, and the processes which shaped the landscape. Older monuments and stories remained accessible, and the ongoing use of the site created a palimpsest landscape, showing the results of millennia of human activity. These results of past activities could hold special significance for later generations, but new meanings often supplanted older interpretations.Building on the success of Perspectives on Lived Religion, Perspective on Lived Religion II presents the results of a conference held in Cairo, September 29th - October 1st 2019, and kindly funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Vidi Talent Scheme, as part of the Leiden University research project "The Walking Dead at Saqqara: The Making of a Cultural Geography". The papers presented here are written by both well-established and more recent Egyptologists, and examine examples of human agency at various sites in ancient Egypt, such as Saqqara, Thebes, Abydos, and Pi-Ramesse. These case studies examine which traditions were followed, disputed, and negotiated by whom and where in ancient Egypt, as well as discussing the modern perception of some of these traditions.

Egyptology The Missing Millennium

They had to set fire to it and when they opened it they found a dead old man. ... It had two golden images on one side, one of a man with a serpent on his hand; the other an image of a man on a donkey, with a walking stick in his hand.

Author: Okasha El Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315429762

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the seventh century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travelers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration—including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of archaeology, Islamic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history.

The Representations of Statuary in Private Tombs of the Old Kingdom

The near arm with closed hand is held at the side ; the far arm is bent at the elbow and extended , as if the closed hand were to hold the walking staff , but the attribute is not shown in Lepsius ' sketch . The figure wears a shoulder ...

Author: Marianne Eaton-Krauss

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447022949

Category: Art, Egyptian

Page: 208

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Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--New York University, 1978).

Perspectives on Lived Religion

The papers in this volume show how Cultural Geography was shaped in ancient and medieval cultures by means of religious practices, transmission of texts and images, as well as both the interaction with and creation of landscape.

Author: Nico Staring

Publisher: Papers on Archaeology of the L

ISBN: 9088907935

Category: History


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Religion in the ancient world, and ancient Egyptian religion in particular, is often perceived as static, hierarchically organised, and centred on priests, tombs, and temples. Engagement with archaeological and textual evidence dispels these beguiling if superficial narratives, however. Individuals and groups continuously shaped their environments, and were shaped by them in turn. This volume explores the ways in which this adaptation, negotiation, and reconstruction of religious understandings took place. The material results of these processes are termed 'cultural geography'. The volume examines this 'cultural geography' through the study of three vectors of religious agency: religious practices, the transmission of texts and images, and the study of religious landscapes.Bringing together papers by experts in a variety of Egyptological disciplines and other fields of study, this volume presents the results of an interdisciplinary workshop held at the University of Leiden, 7-9 November 2018, kindly funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Vidi Talent Scheme. The 16 papers presented here discuss the archaeology of religion and religious practices, landscape archaeology and 'cultural geography', and the transmission and adaptation of texts and images, across not only the history of Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the Christian periods, but also in ancient Sudanese archaeology, the Arabian peninsula, early and medieval south-eastern Asia, and contemporary China.

Studien zur Alt gyptischen Kultur Band 50

In conclusion, as N. Beaux states in her analysis of Ti's portico at Saqqara: “[. ... They included orientating the passer-by walking by, impressing him/her by the “visuality” and monumentality of the façade, and installing numerous ...

Author: Jochem Kahl

Publisher: Helmut Buske Verlag

ISBN: 9783967691122

Category: History

Page: 358

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Inhalt Niv Allon: Finding a Voice in a Hymn to Ramesses IX (MMA 59.51a, b) Islam Amer: Three Blocks of the King Ramesses III from Tell Atrib (Benha) Daniel Arpagaus: «In Summe 27 Millionen Aruren». Die Größe Ägyptens gemäß dem Tempel von Edfu und dem Tebtunis-Onomastikon Romane Betbeze: Survival of the grandest (tomb)? Addressing the passer-by in Seshemnefer's (IV) complex at Giza Salvador Costa-Llerda: A new iconographic interpretation of a scene of Osorkon II at Bubastis Eva-Maria Engel: The Early Dynastic Neith Adam Fagbore: Defining Selective Archaism in Royal Funerary Architecture: The Cenotaph of Ahmose I at South Abydos Martin Fitzenreiter: Ehrenwerte Töpfe und ihre Potenzen. Zu QrH.t Sps in den Choiak-Inschriften und anderswo Judith Jurjens: Corrections on Ostraca: A Look into an Ancient Egyptian Scribal Practice Jochem Kahl / Mahmoud El-Hamrawi / Ursula Verhoeven / Anja Buhlke / Judit Garzón Rodríguez / Eva Gervers / Andrea Kilian / Monika Zöller-Engelhardt: The Asyut Project: Fourteenth and Fifteenth Season of Fieldwork (2018–2019) Anne Landborg: Holy C**p: On the Origin of Faeces in the Egyptian Afterlife Ludwig Morenz: "Meißeliger" als spezifisches Epitheton eines staatsmännischen Handwerkers/ Künstlers? Spezifische Königsideologie im Namen des Horus(-Königs) Nar-meher Sameh Shafik: Baqet I and the earliest Middle Kingdom offering list at Beni Hassan Julie Stauder-Porchet: Werre: a Royal Inscription of the Early Fifth Dynasty Filip Taterka: The Flight of King Ptolemy X Alexander I to the Land of Punt

Songs of the Full Moon

Khnum and Niankh are companions in life and in death, like you and Kel. They are highly respected in Kemet, so much that the King is building a tomb for them at Saqqara. You have been working there ... I was stunned and stopped walking.

Author: Clive Hanuschak

Publisher: Songs of the Full Moon

ISBN: 9780557750825

Category: Fiction


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In an age of Pharaohs and pyramids, Gods and Oracles, two men fight beliefs that could tear their world apart. Accused of angering the tribe's spirits, and blamed for the raid and kidnapping of two children, Tor and Kel are banished for their closeness. Forced from home and apart from Kel, Tor must follow signs left by the raiders, Kel, and the two childrenSeeking proof about the raid and healing for his doubts about himself, Tor visits the sleep temples of ancient Egypt (Kemet). But Tor's dreams and visions are shared by others also threatened by the growing movement of the raiders: the Pharoah, two of his priests, and a woman claiming to be the Oracle of the Earth.To protect Kemet, the Pharoah sends them to Gebal and Cirali, both vital trading ports under potential threat, to find the truth about their disturbing shared visions and the raiders.The destiny of Tor, Kel, the children, the Oracle, Kemet and Phoenicia will all meet at the Fires of Yanartas, Tor "s writings and stories tell the value of finding yourself, celebrating differences, and the need to stand against hatred and division, and is ultimately a tale of joy and redemption.