Ancient Egyptian chapel from the 11th Dynasty discovered in Sohag

King Mentuhotep II's chapel

The monument belonging to Mentuhotep II

Ancient Egyptian chapel from the 11th Dynasty discovered in Sohag

At the Arabet Abydos area in Sohag, where the large temple of King Seti I is located, an Egyptian excavation mission from the Ministry of Antiquities and Heritage (MAH) stumbled upon a limestone ancient Egyptian chapel from the 11th Dynasty.

The excavation work came within the framework of a cleaning programme carried out by the MAH in that area, after officers of the tourism and antiquities police caught red handed inhabitants trying to illegally excavate the area in front their residences in search of treasured artefacts.

Ali El-Asfar, head of the ancient Egyptian Section at the MAH, told Ahram Online that the chapel is in a very well preserved condition and is located 150 metres north to the temple of King Seti I.

Early studies on the hieroglyphic text engraved on the chapel’s walls suggest that it belongs to the 11th Dynasty king Mentuhotep II, in honour of the god Osiris after his unification with the local god of Sohag, Khenti-Amenty.

The chapel is now under restoration as some of its engraving was subjected to damage from subterranean water.

“It is a very important discovery that will reveal more of the history of King Mentuhotep II,” Minister of Antiquties and Heritage Mamdouh El-Damaty told Ahram Online.

He explained that monuments belonging to Mentuhotep II are rare in Abydos, despite that Mentuhotep II built several religious edifices in Abydos in an attempt to bolster his power in the ancient city through drawing closer Khenti-Amenty.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/105292.aspx



Categorie:D04- Egittologia - Egyptology

Tag:

Rispondi

Inserisci i tuoi dati qui sotto o clicca su un'icona per effettuare l'accesso:

Logo di WordPress.com

Stai commentando usando il tuo account WordPress.com. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Google photo

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Google. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto Twitter

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Twitter. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Foto di Facebook

Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook. Chiudi sessione /  Modifica )

Connessione a %s...

LINGUE STORIA CIVILTA' / LANGUAGES HISTORY CIVILIZATION

LINGUISTICA STORICA E COMPARATA / HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE LINGUISTICS

TEATRO (E NON SOLO) - THEATRE (AND NOT ONLY)

Testi, soggetti e ricerche di Antonio De Lisa - Texts, Subjects and Researches by Antonio De Lisa

TIAMAT

ARTE ARCHEOLOGIA ANTROPOLOGIA // ART ARCHAEOLOGY ANTHROPOLOGY

ORIENTALIA

ARTE E ARCHEOLOGIA / ART AND ARCHEOLOGY

NUOVA STORIA VISUALE - NEW VISUAL HISTORY

CULTURE VISIVE, SIMBOLICHE E MATERIALI - VISUAL, SYMBOLIC AND MATERIAL CULTURES

ESTETICA ORGANICA- PER UNA TEORIA DELLE ARTI

ORGANIC AESTHETICS - FOR A THEORY OF THE ARTS

LOST ORPHEUS ENSEMBLE

Da Sonus a Lost Orpheus: Storia, Musiche, Concerti - History, Music, Concerts

Il Nautilus

Viaggio nella blogosfera della V As del Galilei di Potenza

SONUS LIVE

Sonus Online Music Journal

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

ANTONIO DE LISA OFFICIAL SITE

Arte Teatro Musica Poesia - Art Theatre Music Poetry - Art Théâtre Musique Poésie

IN POESIA - IN POETRY - EN POESIE

IN POETRY - PHENOMENOLOGY OF LITERATURE

%d blogger hanno fatto clic su Mi Piace per questo: