A Protective Measure at Abydos in the Thirteenth Dynasty *

  title={A Protective Measure at Abydos in the Thirteenth Dynasty *},
  author={Anthony Leahy},
  journal={The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology},
  pages={41 - 60}
  • A. Leahy
  • Published 1 August 1989
  • History
  • The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
A new edition of stela Cairo JE 35256, discovered at Abydos at the turn of the century, which records a royal edict usurped by Neferhotep I protecting a sacred area dedicated to Wepwawet. The original promulgator of the decree is identified as Khutawyre Ugaf, and it is argued that the area in question is the depression which runs from the Osiris temple to the Umm el-Qa'ab. This served as a processional route between the temple and the tomb of Djer, already identified as that of Osiris, and was… 

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  • History
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  • B. Kemp
  • History
    Cambridge Archaeological Journal
  • 1995
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Maspero also placed the sacred lake here, The Dawn of Cioilisation

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The epithet mlr-brw makes its appearance as an epithet after personal names at this time, cf

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Guillemin Emerito oblata, 394-For the early appearance of the round-topped stela at Thebes, see H. G. Fischer

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46 n. I, suggested that the discovery might be the result of a deliberate search

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The earliest example is the tomb of Dagi, of the late Eleventh Dynasty: see B

    On these difficulties, see J. Yoyotte in, Lespelerinages

    • Sources Orientales

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      Abydos, III, pI. xiii, Vienna 64. and Louvre C. 8. The attribution of the last of these to 'Koptos

      • Sebekhotep III are commemorated on separate stelae: Ayrton, Currelly and Loat

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