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especially of the life-giving wells and reservoirs that punctuated it at intervals, was paramount. It is quite logical, then, that intensified fortification of this trans-Sinai route should have been undertaken precisely at a period when warlike bedouin activity had rendered the area unsafe. Likewise, Seti

In: The Architecture of Imperialism

a neighboring town (perhaps, one suspects, at the instigation of Abdi- Ashirta),23 and it was thus out of unadulterated altruism and loyalty that Abdi-Ashirta intervened. He writes, “If I had not been staying in [Irqata], if I had been staying where life was peaceful, then the troops of Sekhlal

In: The Architecture of Imperialism

"aman (1977: 171–172; followed by Spalinger 1983: 99), who believes Nuges to be located in the Transjordan. This assignment, how- ever, appears largely motivated by a desire to place Nuges in close proximity to Yenoam. 18 Säve-Söderbergh 1946: 36; Alt 1959a: 135, 138; Na"aman 1977: 170–171; Drower 1980: 451

In: The Architecture of Imperialism

. Harris I, a posthumous celebration of the life of Ramesses III, describes Egypt’s devolution into chaos in the waning years of the Nineteenth Dynasty. During this time “the land of Egypt was abandoned; every man was a law to himself. They had no leader many years previously . . . Egypt had (only

In: The Architecture of Imperialism
Author: Vanessa Davies

sees their blood, he is hetep . 5 Breath or a Breeze from Deities The breath ( tjau ) and breath of life that foreigners request of the Egyptian king also has connotations for living when Egyptians request it of deities. A New Kingdom prayer to Amun asks for breath from the deity. “Give breath

In: Peace in Ancient Egypt

artist was a gifted portrait painter.7 Despite the fact that this portrait is perhaps the most true-to-life painting of Zoëga, it has never been widely known or reproduced.8 The painting is one of 22 portraits of members of the Accademia Volsca, a learned society founded by Cardinal Borgia in 1765

In: The Forgotten Scholar: Georg Zoëga (1755-1809)
Author: Rune Nyord

existence as opposed to taking a point of departure in modern concepts such as ‘personality’ or ‘life force’. On the one hand, this approach accords a more central status to certain groups of sources than they have had in previous discussions, but on the other it also makes it possible to draw on the

In: Concepts in Middle Kingdom Funerary Culture

DECORATION AND ARCHITECTURE: THE DEFINITION OF PRIVATE TOMB ENVIRONMENT Violaine Chauvet Johns Hopkins University The conception of Old Kingdom mastabas as the afterlife environment for the soul of the de- ceased and a place of ritual for the living rests on a complex, planned interplay between

In: Servant of Mut
Author: Harold M. Hays

this subjectivity. A particular “I” or “you”—the text owner—was ubiquitously present in their prior forms, and in the sacerdotal texts there was often a speaking “I” of the living officiant versus an inert, symbolized object of worship. Because of the subjectivity of the texts, it is crucial to take

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In: The Organization of the Pyramid Texts (2 vols.)
Author: Nils Billing

for Pepy”], say the bas of Heliopolis. They provide him with life and dominion ( ꜥnḫ wꜣs ). “May he live [with the living, may] Sokar [live] with the living. May he live with the living, [may this Pepy live with the living”]. (Pyr. 1289a

In: The Performative Structure