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Bezalel Porten, "The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change, Second Revised Edition"

Bezalel Porten, "The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change, Second Revised Edition" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Society of Biblical Literature, 2011

 

"This important volume contains 175 documents from the Egyptian border fortresses of Elephantine and Syene (Aswan), which yielded hundreds of papyri in hieratic, Demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Coptic, spanning a period of 3,000 years. The documents include letters and legal contracts from family and other archives, and are thus an invaluable source of knowledge for scholars of varied disciplines, such as epistolography, law, society, religion, language, and onomastics. The volume includes seven sections, each containing carefully translated and extensively annotated documents of one language group. Excellent cross-referencing allows the user to trace forerunners and successors. Each section is preceded by an introduction; the Aramaic, Demotic, and Greek sections are concluded with a prosopography. The book closes with a select topical index.

Bezalel Porten received his PhD from Columbia University in 1964 and since 1999 has been Professor Emeritus in the Department of Jewish History of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is the author and co-author of numerous studies on the Elephantine papyri and, with Ada Yardeni, author of Textbook of Aramaic Documents from Ancient Egypt (4 volumes)." (présentation de l'éditeur)

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Ecclesiastical delegation to celebrate Egyptian grand Mufti

Ecclesiastical delegation to celebrate Egyptian grand Mufti | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Ali Gomaa, received an ecclesiastical delegation in his office in Eftaa House yesterday.

The delegation included bishops Armia Yoanis, Morcos and Boutros, Pope Shenouda III’s secretarial group.

The delegation met Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb before meeting Gomaa.

The Christian delegation came to congratulate Egypt’s leading Muslim clerics on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, an Islamic religious feast." (Youm7)

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Howard Carter Biography

Howard Carter Biography | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Born in 1874, Howard Carter first went to Egypt as a young artist hired to sketch artifacts. He went on to become an important archeologist, and the lead excavator of the tomb of King Tutankhamun." (2011 A&E Television Networks)

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Egitto : La prima donna candidata alle presidenziali

Egitto : La prima donna candidata alle presidenziali | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Quando nell’Egitto post-rivoluzionario si terranno le elezioni presidenziali il prossimo anno, Buthaina Kamel sarà la prima donna nella storia del paese a candidarsi per la più alta carica dello stato. Anche se consapevole che le sue probabilità di vittoria sono quasi nulle, per lei è una questione di principio." (Adam Morrow e Khaled Moussa al-Omrani)

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AP Exclusive : CIA following Twitter, Facebook  

AP Exclusive : CIA following Twitter, Facebook   | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets - up to 5 million a day.

At the agency's Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the "vengeful librarians" also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms — anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly. (...)

Yes, they saw the uprising in Egypt coming; they just didn't know exactly when revolution might hit, said the center's director, Doug Naquin.

The center already had "predicted that social media in places like Egypt could be a game-changer and a threat to the regime," he said in a recent interview with The Associated Press at the center. CIA officials said it was the first such visit by a reporter the agency has ever granted." (Kimberly Dozer/The Associated Press)

 

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Co-citizenship is the solution

"I believe “co-citizenship is the solution” and this slogan is the compass for a comprehensive vision, roadmap and practical action plan to build a co-citizenship state that will achieve the aspirations of Egyptians and what Egypt deserves and is capable of.

By a co-citizenship state I mean, first, that Egypt is for Egyptians; to have and uphold national sovereignty after it was liberated from colonialism and occupation. Second, it would be a country for all its citizens without discrimination or disenfranchisement, inclusive not excluding, uniting not fragmenting, committed to the will of the nation and the constitution. Third, building a new system that achieves and safeguards all citizenship rights and human rights, including political, civic, economic, social, cultural and religious ones as well as others." (Taha Abdel Alim/Ahram Online)

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Egyptian church representatives visit Mufti and Grand Sheikh

Egyptian church representatives visit Mufti and Grand Sheikh | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
A delegation of representatives from the various Christian denominations in Egypt visited Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb and Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa on Thursday to convery their best wishes for Eid Al-Adha.
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Justice Party candidates employ beggars in cleaning authority

Justice Party candidates employ beggars in cleaning authority | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egyptian parliamentary candidate Emad Sayed Ahmed, is at the top of Justice Party list for western Cairo and said party candidates met yesterday with 40 volunteers, half of them from outside the party, adopted a project to employ beggars in the cleaning authority.

The beggars will be given jobs as street janitors to clean Egypt, giving job opportunities while cleaning the streets of Cairo." (Noura Fakhry/Youm7)

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Reporter ohne Grenzen : Festnahme von Blogger in Ägypten

Reporter ohne Grenzen : Festnahme von Blogger in Ägypten | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG) verurteilt die Festnahme des bekannten ägyptischen Bloggers Alaa Abdel Fattah am 30. Oktober in Kairo. Der Aktivist soll zunächst für mindestens 15 Tage in Untersuchungshaft bleiben. Die Staatsanwaltschaft wirft Abdel Fattah vor, bei einer Demonstration von koptischen Christen am 9. Oktober in der ägyptischen Hauptstadt zu Gewalt angestiftet zu haben." (Ostfalen-Spiegel)

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Résumé des interventions au Colloque organisé par la Société pour l‘Étude de l‘Égypte Ancienne (4 novembre 2011), au Royal Ontario Museum

Résumé des interventions au Colloque organisé par la Société pour l‘Étude de l‘Égypte Ancienne (4 novembre 2011), au Royal Ontario Museum | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Intervenants et titres des interventiions :

- Dr. Valerie Angenot, University of Liège, Belgium (Department of Semiotics and Rhetoric), University of Louvain, Belgium (Department of Near Eastern Art and Archaeology) :"Space, Time and Space-time in Ancient Egyptian Iconography"

- Prof. Juan José Castillos, Uruguayan Institute of Egyptology and Director of the Egyptian Museum of the Uruguayan Society of Egyptology :"Migration of Elites in Early Egypt"

- Prof. Gene Cruz-Uribe, California State University Monterey Bay :"Some Notes on Demotic Graffiti from Philae"

- Prof. Douglas Frayne, Dept of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto :"Thutmoses III’s Great Syrian Campaign : Tracing The Steps Of the Egyptian Pharaoh"

- Dr. Christina Geisen, University of Toronto :"A new interpretation of the Ramesseum Dramatic Papyrus"

- Dr. Lyn Green :"The Use of Multiple Uraei by Royal Women and Goddesses from the post-Amarna Period until the Ptolemaic Period"

- Dr. Jennifer Hellum, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Auckland in New Zealand :"Piety in the Old Kingdom : A Case Study"

-Prof. John S. Holladay, Jr. Emeritus, University of Toronto :"New Light on Siamun’s (Possible) Relationship to Solomon"

- Julia Hsieh, Yale University :"Literacy in the Netherworld ?"

- Dr. Rita Lucarelli, ISAW – New York University / Book of the Dead Project – Bonn University :"The so-called vignette of Spell 182 of the Book of the Dead"

- Dr. Heather Lee McCarthy, New York University Epigraphic Expedition to the Ramesses II Temple at Abydos :"The Sat-Re Repertoire : A Ramesside Decorative Scheme and Its Use in Royal Tombs"

- Dr. Brigitte Ouellet, Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities/Société pour l‘Étude de l‘Égypte Ancienne :"Les petits Trésors de la collection de Saint-Hyacinthe"

- Prof. Jean Revez, Université du Québec à Montréal :"The Karnak Hypostyle Hall Project 2011 Fieldwork Report"

- Dr. Steven B. Shubert, Royal Ontario Museum :"Mandrake and Lotus : The Decoration of a Blue-Painted Vase in the ROM (948.34.55)"

- Dr. Sarah Symons & Cody Koykka, McMaster University :"Science or ritual ? Star tables from the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom"

- Andrew D. Wade & Andrew J. Nelson, University of Western Ontario :"The Egyptian Mummification Tradition : Classical Stereotypes And Medical Imaging"

- Kento Zenihiro, Waseda University :"Macadam’s Collection in the Sudan Library"

 

Téléchargement, format pdf : http://www.thessea.org/files/abstracts_2011_scholars_colloquium.pdf

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Les manifestants égyptiens appellent à une journée d’action avec les indignés du monde

Les manifestants égyptiens appellent à une journée d’action avec les indignés du monde | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Les membres de la campagne de protestation « No military trials for civilians » ont estimé jeudi 3 novembre 2011 que la révolution égyptienne était « attaquée » et « détournée » par les militaires qui assurent le pouvoir de transition. Ils ont également rapproché leur combat des mouvements « Occupy » qui ont essaimé à travers le monde et notamment aux Etats-Unis, et appelé à une journée de mobilisation mondiale commune le 12 novembre." (RFi)

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Printemps arabe : les médias font leur révolution

Printemps arabe : les médias font leur révolution | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Télévisions, radios, journaux… Les bouleversements politiques en cours accélèrent une mutation qui était déjà engagée dans les salles de rédaction. À la clé : plus de liberté, mais aussi plus de responsabilités. (...)

Le Printemps arabe n’a pas été le déclencheur d’une mutation profonde, mais un catalyseur. Un formidable accélérateur de particules qui n’est cependant pas sans danger dès lors que ce soudain emballement est propice à la perte de contrôle et à la surenchère (pour obtenir audience et, donc, influence) qui autorisent la mise au rebut de principes élémentaires, notamment celui du respect des règles déontologiques d’une profession dont la démocratisation est somme toute récente." (Marwane Ben Yahmed/Jeune Afrique)

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Brotherhood leader condemns Mohamed cartoons

Brotherhood leader condemns Mohamed cartoons | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"A Muslim Brotherhood leader has condemned the French magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover and naming him as guest editor.

Mohamed Saad El-Katatny described the cartoon as a heinous crime aimed at aggravating Muslims. He also slammed the magazine’s staff as “irresponsible.”

El-Katatny asked Islamic institutions, including Al-Azhar, the highest religious authority in the Sunni Muslim world, the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to address the responsible bodies to prevent the publication of similar cartoons in the future.

He also urged the French government to investigate the incident and take all necessary legal measures against Charlie Hebdo." (Ahram Online)

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High Council of Archeology allows Masonic gathering at pyramids

High Council of Archeology allows Masonic gathering at pyramids | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Sources from the High Council of Archeology told Youm7 that the Director General of the Council approved a Masonic ceremony for Jews at the Giza Pyramids area on November 11.

They added that a Polish institution, called Lilly Ricin, called 1,200 Jews from around the world to participate in the celebration, clarifying that the institution will organize the event.

The Jews believe that the date, 11-11-2011, will not be repeated and some believe the world will end on that day. Jews and Masons consider the day a watershed day in their history.

The attendants will gather around the pyramid in the form of the Star of David and they will put a piece of diamond at the top of the pyramid." (Egypt.com/Youm7)

 

Illustration extraite de "Description de l'Egypte"

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Journée d'étude : "Toponymie et perception de l'espace en Égypte de l'Antiquité au Moyen Âge"

Journée d'étude : "Toponymie et perception de l'espace en Égypte de l'Antiquité au Moyen Âge" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Mercredi 30 novembre 2011

Le Caire (Égypte) (37 rue al-Cheikh Aly Youssef (Institut français d'archéologie orientale du Caire, Salle de Conférence)

 

"La toponymie est un outil essentiel pour comprendre les liens entre l’espace égyptien et les différentes cultures qui s’y sont succédé. D’une part pour appréhender la manière dont cet espace était géré et organisé par les différents pouvoirs et d’autre part pour aborder la façon dont il était perçu. L’étude de la toponymie égyptienne sur le temps long – de l’Antiquité au Moyen Âge – permet ainsi d’envisager continuités et ruptures dans les différents systèmes toponymiques qui se sont superposés (administratifs, religieux) et / ou succédé (pharaonique, grec, copte, arabe) dans cet espace. Cette journée d’étude a pour objectif d’interroger, grâce à l’intervention de spécialistes du monde antique et médiéval, les processus de nomination à l’oeuvre dans la toponymie, ainsi que les mécanismes de gestion et d’appropriation des territoires de l’espace égyptien."

 

Programme : http://www.ifao.egnet.net/uploads/manifestations/2011/Programmefr.pdf

 

Contact

Claire Somaglino
courriel : Claire [point] Somaglino (at) paris-sorbonne [point] frSylvain Dhennin
courriel : sdhennin (at) ifao.egnet [point] net

 

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Une mission du FMI en Egypte s'achève sans accord sur un prêt

Une mission du FMI en Egypte s'achève sans accord sur un prêt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Le Fonds monétaire international a salué jeudi, à l'issue d'une mission en Egypte, les "progrès" du gouvernement vers un programme économique conçu nationalement, et n'a pas évoqué d'éventuel prêt au pays.
"Le maintien de la stabilité macroéconomique et de la cohésion sociale dans un contexte de perspectives de croissance faibles à court terme et de détérioration du contexte international reste un défi considérable", a indiqué l'institution dans un communiqué.
"La mission salue les progrès des autorités en vue de la préparation d'une stratégie conçue en Egypte pour relever ces défis et mettre en oeuvre un programme de croissance qui bénéficie à tous et de création d'emplois", a-t-elle ajouté." (Les Echos)

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Egyptian Entrepreneur Shares Lessons From Her Playbook

Egyptian Entrepreneur Shares Lessons From Her Playbook | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"When Hanan Abdel Meguid started her first technology company in Cairo nearly 20 years ago, the Web was not publicly available in the Middle East and many big global players like Microsoftdid not operate there.Now, Ms. Meguid, 42, oversees OTVentures, one of the region’s largest technology companies, which operates in 17 countries and maintains exclusive partnerships with Facebook and Microsoft." (Sara Hamdan)

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Egypt military giving signs of not wanting to relinquish power

Egypt military giving signs of not wanting to relinquish power | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Egypt's ruling military council is silencing critics while polishing its image amid increasing signs that it is plotting to stay in power behind the scenes even after a new parliament is in place early next year.

Activists and politicians are worried that the military, the country's most revered institution before the revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February, refuses to have its authority and financial interests answerable to an emerging democracy." (Jeffrey Fleishman and Amro Hassan/Los Angeles Times)

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Film about female homosexuality in Egypt to premiere at Marrakesh Film Festival

Film about female homosexuality in Egypt to premiere at Marrakesh Film Festival | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Saratan El-Asr El-Gedeed (Cancer of the New Era), a film by scriptwriter and director Ibrahim El-Awam about female homosexuality in Egypt, will be released soon.

"The film addresses the phenomenon of homosexuality among girls, which proliferates due to the high rate of spinsterhood," El-Awam says.

He points out that the film discusses the phenomenon in a scientific manner, examines causes and treatments, and does not include any explicit scenes." (MENA/Ahram Online)

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Egyptian blogger accused before military trial

Egyptian blogger accused before military trial | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"The head of the military judiciary, Adel al-Moursi, said Thursday that Alaa Abdel Fatah was not interrogated as a political activist but as a criminal defendant.

The judge rejected Abdel Fattah’s appeal and ruled his 15-day detention would continue." (Dandrawy Al-Hawary/Youm7)

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Al-Azhar approves Law of House of Worship

Al-Azhar approves Law of House of Worship | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Member of the National Justice Council of Ministers Amir Ramzy said Al-Azhar formally consented to the Law unifying Houses of Worship, common with some requests for amendments. He added the approval was formally made by through Head Sheikh of Al-Azhar Mahmoud Azab and member of the National Justice Council. The approval was sent to the Ministry of Justice along with a request for amendments.

He added Al-Azhar’s and the Christian churches’ approval means the law will be released as soon as possible and may be ratified after the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Adha and after the final adjustments, based on the recommendations from Islamic and Christian religious institutions." (Nader Shoukry/Youm7)

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Rétromachine : le réveil de Toutânkhamon

Rétromachine : le réveil de Toutânkhamon | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"Le 4 novembre 1922 l’égyptologue britannique Howard Carter découvre le tombeau de Toutânkhamon. Les travaux de dégagement de l’escalier puis du couloir qui mènent à la tombe prennent plusieurs semaines. Howard Carter et son équipe ne pénètrent à l’intérieur que le 26 novembre. Ils y découvrent un véritable trésor : un trône doré, des lits, des chars, des vases, des bijoux et bien sûr le sarcophage du pharaon." (euronews)

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Symposium Demystifies Death Along the Nile

Symposium Demystifies Death Along the Nile | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

"For the 37th year running, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (SSEA) once again team up to present a fascinating day of papers on the latest discoveries from Egypt. This year's theme is Death Along the Nile: Uncovering the Secrets of Egypt’s Lost Tombs. Focusing on the latest developments surrounding tombs, cemeteries and their inhabitants, the lectures will provide a truly exciting look at the process of archaeological discovery, and what excavations can teach us about life and afterlife in ancient Egypt. Presentations take place on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9 am to 5 pm at University of Toronto’s Earth Sciences Centre, located at 5 Bancroft Place, Room 1050. (...)

The Symposium hosts a panel of internationally renowned scholars to skillfully highlight aspects of pharaonic culture and history. Speakers include: Dr. Nicholas Reeves (Metropolitan Museum of Art), presenting his theory on the original owners of objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun; Dr. Kerry Muhlestein (Brigham Young University), on excavations at Seila in the Fayum, which revealed a lost pyramid of Snefru and what may be the largest cemetery ever uncovered in Egypt; Prof. Suzanne Onstine (University of Memphis), who is working in the tomb of the noble Panehsy at Thebes; Heather McCarthy (New York University) on the Valley of the Queens; Edwin C. Brock, (Research Associate of the ROM) who lives in Egypt, and has spent several decades researching the royal sarcophagi in the Valley of the Kings, speaking on the history of the Valley of the Kings; Prof. Juan Castillos (Uruguayan Institute of Egyptology) on the predynastic cemeteries of Egypt; and Dr. Peter Sheldrick (the Dakhleh Oasis Project), who will present on his work with human remains from Dakhleh Oasis.
This event will take place in conjunction with two days of FREE scholarly presentations given by professional Egyptologists and scholars presenting their most recent work examining numerous aspects of ancient Egypt, including daily life, culture, religion, and archaeology. These presentations will take place in the ROM’s Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre, Level 1B, on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 1 to 5 pm in Room 1050 at University of Toronto’s Earth Sciences Centre, located at 5 Bancroft Place. Papers presented are not restricted to the topic of the Symposium." (Royal Ontario Museum)

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La Campagne d'Egypte (1798-1801) - Jean-Marc Desenclos

La Campagne d'Egypte (1798-1801) - Jean-Marc Desenclos | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Ce récit, en téléchargement libre, est caractérisé pare une iconographie exclusivement à partir de timbres.

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"De Saqqara au Musée du Louvre : le mastaba d'Ahhethétep"

"De Saqqara au Musée du Louvre : le mastaba d'Ahhethétep" | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Guidés par cette réalisation des "Grands Sites Archéologiques" (http://www.grands-sites-archeologiques.culture.fr/), nous sommes invités à une visite interactive du mastaba d'Akhethétep, situé dans un complexe funéraire bâti et complété à différentes époques. Sa façade sud (petit côté) est parallèle à la chaussée d'Ounas.

"... repéré par les prospections, (il) a été lentement dégagé et ce n'est qu'après 8 années (1991-1999) qu'il put être appréhendé dans ses trois dimensions. Sa longueur et sa largeur étaient mesurables : respectivement de 32 m 16,10 m, soit 60 et 30 coudées égyptiennes. La troisième dimension, la hauteur, peut pour sa part être estimée car seule manque l'ultime assise supérieure, douze étant conservées. Chaque assise étant haute d'environ une coudée de pierres sommairement assemblées, et la hauteur actuelle étant de 5,92 m, on peut proposer une hauteur initiale voisine de 6,40 m."

 

Lien : http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/saqqara/fr/home.htm

 

"Le mastaba d'Akhethétep se trouve à Saqqarah, prenant place au sein d'un complexe funéraire qui s'est bâti et complété à différentes époques.

Il a été découvert en 1903 par Georges Aaron Bénédite ; deux anglaises, Miss Petrie et Miss Murray l'ont étudié et copié, puis la chapelle d'Akhethétep a été fouillée et démontée par Bénédite qui l'a achetée pour être expédiée au Louvre où elle est exposée. (...)

L'emplacement original et ce qui subsistait du mastaba d'Akhethétep a été retrouvé lors des fouilles du Louvre à Saqqarah entreprises de 1991 à 2000 et dirigées par Christiane Ziegler.

Les archéologues l'ont dégagé durant huit années (1991-1999) : 32 m de longueur, 16,10 m de largeur, soit respectivement environ 60 et 30 coudées égyptiennes ; la hauteur actuelle étant de 5,92 m, la hauteur initiale peut être estimée à environ 6,40 m.

La chapelle s'insérait donc dans un plus vaste ensemble qui comportait une entrée menant à un premier couloir débouchant sur une cour rectangulaire assez étroite présentant en façade du mastaba la porte de la chapelle aujourd'hui au Louvre et symétriquement de l'autre côté une fausse porte.

Les fouilles ont permis de retrouver un certain nombre d'éléments qui constituaient à la fois le matériel du culte d'Akhethétep comme les tables d'offrande ou les statues ainsi que les restes du viatique funéraire dans le caveau parmi lesquels on citera un vase canope en calcite avec son couvercle plat en calcaire. Parmi les statues découvertes aux alentours de la chapelle du mastaba, une retient particulièrement l'attention car elle représente un homme debout, sans doute Akhethétep, vêtu d'un costume sacerdotal portant une peau de panthère et l'insigne de la déesse Bat." (Wikipédia)

 

Merci à Yasmine Kasbi pour ce lien.

 

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