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Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> Thanos5150 Wrote:
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> > The Mesopotamian palace facade motif was not
> > limited to the serekh, but was part and parcel
> of
> > many AE structures as can be seen throughout
> early
> > Dynastic history up until the 3rd Dynasty which
> > beyond this period falls out of vogue for
> unknown
> > reasons as the favored stylistic construction
> > meme. After this time, it becomes relegated
> almost
> > exclusively to the interiors of tombs as a
> > symbolic homage of reliefs and/or paintings.
>
> I have recently come across the unique Abu Bakr
> cemetery located at the far west of the G1 West
> field cemetery. If you look
> [url=http://gizamedia.rc.fas.harvard.edu/images/MF
> A-images/Giza/GizaImage/full/maps_plans/EG002029.j
> pg]HERE[/url] it is located at the top right with
> the North line pointing right at the two major
> mastabas of this complex, Lepsius 19 and 20-21.
> The site was first excavated by Lepsius then later
> in the 1950's by Professor Abu Bakr though his
> work was never published. From
> [url=https://www.amazon.com/Cemetery-Wilbour-Studi
> es-Egyptology-Assyriology/dp/1948488027]2000-2006[
> /url] a salvage excavation was undertaken and the
> site was remapped and cataloged.
>
> [quote]The present volume reflects the work of the
> joint expedition of Cairo University and Brown
> University to record and publish the tombs
> uncovered on behalf of Cairo University by Prof.
> Abdel-Moneim Abu Bakr from 1949 through 1953, but
> never published. The loss of field records and
> lack of a map of the site meant that new, salvage
> excavation had to be undertaken. A total of six
> seasons, from 2000-2006 resulted in the clearing,
> remapping, and recording of the monuments in the
> cemetery. Abu Bakr Cemetery is of particular
> interest because the majority of mastaba tombs
> belong to relatively low-ranking individuals. Thus
> they have the potential to she light on the social
> status of Egypt's working classes.[/quote]
>
> While the site initially appears to be dated
> largely to the 5th-6th Dynasties, it was of
> particular interest to me to find this old photo
> showing a substantial palace facade style
> enclosure wall of the complex:
>
> [img]http://gizamedia.rc.fas.harvard.edu/images/CB
> E/Binder%201/04%20Persen%20Complex%20-%20photos%20
> for%20publication%20-%201/CBE_I-048.jpg[/img]
>
> Compare to today:
> [img]http://gizamedia.rc.fas.harvard.edu/images/CB
> E/Binder%205/19%20[unlabeled]/CBE_V-114.jpg[/img]
>
> I do not have enough information about the site to
> make any judgement as to any potential for earlier
> dating, there may well be none, but I find it
> unusual that of all the OK funerary complexes and
> clusters at Giza and elsewhere that this lone
> peripheral cemetery of low level officials would
> have such an otherwise unique to the period palace
> facade wall. Given the ubiquitous 4th Dynasty and
> later OK reverence of the palace facade serekh
> building motif I would expect such walls to be the
> norm but they are not which makes me wonder if the
> foundations of this cemetery predate the 4th
> Dynasty or that the inhabitants of this cemetery
> had some special reason to border their complex in
> this way.

Shades of the First Dynasty at Saqqara...

*edited to correct autocorrect



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 25-Mar-21 18:47 by Tony S..

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Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 8528 Thanos5150 01-Aug-15 02:50
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1144 Notinham 01-Aug-15 14:23
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1300 Graham Chase 02-Aug-15 19:59
Re: Ubaid onward 1182 Thunderbird 01-Aug-15 20:40
Re: Ubaid onward 1353 Thanos5150 02-Aug-15 04:37
Re: Ubaid onward 1266 Notinham 02-Aug-15 17:31
Re: Ubaid onward 1311 Thanos5150 02-Aug-15 18:18
Re: Ubaid onward 1047 Notinham 02-Aug-15 19:15
Re: Vinca/Copper/Caucuses 1057 Thunderbird 02-Aug-15 20:06
Re: Vinca/Copper/Caucuses 1120 Thanos5150 03-Aug-15 16:12
Re: Vinca/Copper/Caucuses 1128 Thunderbird 03-Aug-15 19:51
Re: Vinca/Copper/Caucuses 1214 Thanos5150 03-Aug-15 22:14
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 890 Manu 19-Nov-16 17:53
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 993 Thanos5150 19-Nov-16 18:35
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1064 Thanos5150 20-Nov-16 05:55
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1071 Manu 20-Nov-16 07:45
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1065 Thanos5150 20-Nov-16 22:27
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 955 Manu 21-Nov-16 00:06
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1045 Thanos5150 21-Nov-16 02:28
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1207 Manu 21-Nov-16 06:18
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1387 Thanos5150 22-Nov-16 18:49
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 984 Manu 22-Nov-16 19:07
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 841 Thanos5150 23-Nov-16 22:59
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 957 Manu 22-Nov-16 19:28
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1125 DScribr 23-Nov-16 02:24
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 880 Manu 22-Nov-16 19:40
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 896 Thanos5150 22-Nov-16 21:21
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 952 Manu 22-Nov-16 22:49
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1202 Thanos5150 23-Nov-16 02:31
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 944 Manu 23-Nov-16 04:25
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1148 Thanos5150 24-Nov-16 20:01
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Re: Mesopotamia link to Optics 505 Thanos5150 15-May-19 19:40
Re: Mesopotamia link to Optics 500 engbren 16-May-19 07:52
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 879 DScribr 23-Nov-16 02:17
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 1046 Thanos5150 23-Nov-16 03:49
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 905 DScribr 23-Nov-16 14:52
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 907 DScribr 23-Nov-16 02:11
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 936 DScribr 23-Nov-16 02:04
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 972 Thanos5150 23-Nov-16 04:29
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Re: Mesopotamian Origins of Writing 999 Thanos5150 24-Nov-16 05:32
Re: Mesopotamian Origins of Writing 1082 Thanos5150 25-Nov-16 06:12
Re: Mesopotamian Origins of Writing 932 DScribr 25-Nov-16 17:40
Re: Mesopotamian Origins of Writing 788 DScribr 25-Nov-16 17:34
Re: Mesopotamian Origins of Writing 925 Thanos5150 25-Nov-16 21:17
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Re: Mesopotamian Origins of Writing 1178 Thanos5150 15-Dec-16 18:16
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 899 Thanos5150 20-Mar-19 06:30
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 504 engbren 20-Mar-19 08:53
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 546 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 11:55
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 513 Thanos5150 22-Mar-19 03:22
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 519 jamesglory 22-Mar-19 03:47
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 708 Thanos5150 22-Mar-19 05:27
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 558 jamesglory 25-Mar-19 01:34
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 518 eyeofhorus33 25-Mar-19 18:00
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 607 eyeofhorus33 25-Mar-19 18:16
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 498 Dr. Troglodyte 25-Mar-19 20:18
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 545 Thanos5150 25-Mar-19 20:35
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 577 Thanos5150 26-Mar-19 01:58
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 352 Thanos5150 21-Feb-20 16:12
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 363 waggy 21-Feb-20 18:43
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 357 Manu 21-Feb-20 19:29
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 364 waggy 21-Feb-20 21:16
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 411 Thanos5150 22-Feb-20 02:58
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Egyptian Serekh Palace Facade Building 283 Thanos5150 10-Nov-20 23:40
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