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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> The attribution of Shunet ez-Zebib, and the Fort,
> to Khasekhemwy is circumstantial at best which I
> have suggested, as have others, that it is older
> dating to at least the 1st Dynasty.

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Deep within the walls, it is possible to detect a Fort within the Fort: an earlier version, with walls only 2.1m (4 cubits) thick, but complete with niches and pilaster intrinsic to the construction. The walls of this first phase had only reached about 2.5m in height when plans were evidently changed and the walls were enlarged to 5m in thickness by adding addition bricks to both sides and then carried up to their final height as one fully integrated construction. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to determine the length of time, if any, between the two phases. Although the bricks used in the two phases differ in size and especially in recipe (discussed in detail in Nekhen News 24), the architectural plan and details of the decorative masonry remained exactly the same, suggesting that the same ruler was responsible for both. Only the low perimeter wall that originally surrounded the monument on all sides (a feature shared only with Khasekhemwy’s Shunet at Abydos) was a later addition, being built exclusively with second phase bricks....

The ceremonial enclosure of Khasekhemwy: The Fort at Hierakonpolis.

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Is Tell Khaiber shown on the Egyptian Narmer palette? 945 MDaines 02-Sep-17 11:30
Re: Is Tell Khaiber shown on the Egyptian Narmer palette? 217 Thanos5150 02-Sep-17 20:43
Palaces are not fortresses 126 MDaines 03-Sep-17 16:36
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 101 Thanos5150 04-Sep-17 21:35
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 106 Thunderbird 05-Sep-17 02:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 91 MDaines 05-Sep-17 11:06
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 114 Thanos5150 05-Sep-17 14:10
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 79 MDaines 05-Sep-17 16:06
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 108 Thanos5150 05-Sep-17 17:13
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 196 Spiros 06-Sep-17 07:08
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 77 MDaines 07-Sep-17 13:50
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 84 MDaines 07-Sep-17 13:54
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 92 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 14:46
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 83 MDaines 07-Sep-17 15:16
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 80 Origyptian 07-Sep-17 15:24
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 116 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 15:57
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 74 Origyptian 07-Sep-17 16:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 93 MDaines 07-Sep-17 16:47
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 92 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 17:14
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 90 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 23:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 95 randompHactor 07-Sep-17 23:34
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 123 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 16:09
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 89 MDaines 09-Sep-17 19:02
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 90 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 19:30
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 173 Origyptian 09-Sep-17 23:26
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 203 Thanos5150 13-Sep-17 04:16
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 123 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 18:42
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 105 Thanos5150 11-Sep-17 23:45
Re: Is Tell Khaiber shown on the Egyptian Narmer palette? 124 Spiros 03-Sep-17 20:03
The Greek connection 126 MDaines 04-Sep-17 09:40
Re: The Greek connection 120 Spiros 04-Sep-17 12:54


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