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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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Re: Palaces are not fortresses 64 MDaines 07-Sep-17 13:50
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Re: Palaces are not fortresses 72 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 14:46
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Re: Palaces are not fortresses 70 Origyptian 07-Sep-17 15:24
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 94 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 15:57
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 63 Origyptian 07-Sep-17 16:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 81 MDaines 07-Sep-17 16:47
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 79 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 17:14
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 76 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 23:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 83 randompHactor 07-Sep-17 23:34
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 98 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 16:09
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 73 MDaines 09-Sep-17 19:02
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 76 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 19:30
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 139 Origyptian 09-Sep-17 23:26
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 170 Thanos5150 13-Sep-17 04:16
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 98 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 18:42
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 86 Thanos5150 11-Sep-17 23:45
Re: Is Tell Khaiber shown on the Egyptian Narmer palette? 93 Spiros 03-Sep-17 20:03
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