> It's possible that the lid was replaced at a much later date,
> and could've been Khaemwaset's work. And possibly the
> tomb-robbers re-entered after the lid was replaced, and smashed
> the replacement lid. (It might be worth a trip to the BM to see
> what they do have. I'd be glad to go, but I'm too far away.)
I went there 14yrs ago. Don't recall if the piece was on display. Great Museum if you can make the trip. The building itself is amazing.
> I agree, Vyse's reason for the sarcophagus' removal is a bit
> My earlier point on the minor differences in the 2 drawings
> come from my experiences w/ researching Djehutyhotep's Tomb in
> el-Bersheh. There were many drawings, but all had at least
> minor differences...so I finally checked the actual tomb
> painting. It could've been simply the result of human error.
> I'm not 100% sure that these drawings do represent an actual
> building as this style of facade could've been adopted
> somewhere along the way.
Noooo. Palace facade architecture, namely a building, was the focal point of the first serekhs from Dynasty 0-the symbol and centerpiece of kingship. Look at the detail of Djet's serekh from the 1st Dynasty:
They memorialized it from the very beginning of kingship in Egypt-its symbol was kingship. I see no other conclusion given this building's prominence in AE culture since the beginning that it was in fact a singular structure of great importance to them.
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