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The Shaft Tombs of Wadi Bairiya, 1 (Hardcover) Loot Price: R773
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The Shaft Tombs of Wadi Bairiya, 1 (Hardcover): Piers Litherland

The Shaft Tombs of Wadi Bairiya, 1 (Hardcover)

Piers Litherland

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Shaft Tombs which had only been noted in two brief paragraphs by Howard Carter in 1917 have now been revealed to be burial places of hitherto unrecognised members of the family of Amenhotep III. These architecturally unique shaft tombs had been repeatedly robbed but still contained the shattered remains of the largest collections of canopic jars ever found in Egypt. These and other surviving contents of the tomb seem to have been deliberately destroyed in phaoronic times in an attempt - sucessful until recently - to remove the names of the dead from history. The tombs were used over several generations and included the burials of the King's Great Wife, son, daughter, another of his wives and at least a dozen women bearing the title `Ornament of the King'. Although now the site of the burials appear remote, it was the site of a major crossroads during the XVIIIth dynasty - traces of plant life within the tombs point to a more fertile climate when they were creted. The most pressing question the tombs raise is why and when these burials were destroyed, and why the names of several of the family of Amenhotep III and a group of court women should have been subjected to delibreate, systematic and official destruction.

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Imprint: Genius Loci Publications
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Piers Litherland
Dimensions: 303 x 215mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-0-9930973-1-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology > Egyptian archaeology
LSN: 0-9930973-1-6
Barcode: 9780993097317

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