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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? 633 MDaines 02-Sep-17 11:30
Re: Is Tell Khaiber shown on the Egyptian Narmer palette? 93 Thanos5150 02-Sep-17 20:43
Palaces are not fortresses 71 MDaines 03-Sep-17 16:36
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 53 Thanos5150 04-Sep-17 21:35
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 53 Thunderbird 05-Sep-17 02:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 46 MDaines 05-Sep-17 11:06
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 47 Thanos5150 05-Sep-17 14:10
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 41 MDaines 05-Sep-17 16:06
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 53 Thanos5150 05-Sep-17 17:13
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 61 Spiros 06-Sep-17 07:08
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 35 MDaines 07-Sep-17 13:50
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 39 MDaines 07-Sep-17 13:54
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 44 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 14:46
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 42 MDaines 07-Sep-17 15:16
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 43 Origyptian 07-Sep-17 15:24
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 51 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 15:57
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 39 Origyptian 07-Sep-17 16:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 49 MDaines 07-Sep-17 16:47
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 51 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 17:14
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 45 Thanos5150 07-Sep-17 23:11
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 59 randompHactor 07-Sep-17 23:34
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 54 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 16:09
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 41 MDaines 09-Sep-17 19:02
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 46 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 19:30
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 70 Origyptian 09-Sep-17 23:26
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 63 Thanos5150 13-Sep-17 04:16
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 59 Thanos5150 09-Sep-17 18:42
Re: Palaces are not fortresses 57 Thanos5150 11-Sep-17 23:45
Re: Is Tell Khaiber shown on the Egyptian Narmer palette? 69 Spiros 03-Sep-17 20:03
The Greek connection 72 MDaines 04-Sep-17 09:40
Re: The Greek connection 68 Spiros 04-Sep-17 12:54


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