sábado, 30 de julio de 2016

Statue of Nofret II

Statue of Nofret II
A beautifully carved grandiorite statue of Nofret II, a queen of pharaoh Senusret II during the 12th dynasty of Egypt’s Middle Kingdom Period. This object is today part of the permanent collection of the Cairo Museum of Egypt. This photo was taken at the King Tut exhibition at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington State, USA in May 2012.

viernes, 29 de julio de 2016

Excavations at Oxyrhynchus 1: 1903

Workmen carefully extract the papyrus fragments from the dust, collecting them in more baskets. Some days, more than thirty might be filled with papyri, for Grenfell and Hunt to sort overnight so as to release the baskets for the next day’s work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The mound of Abu Teir when the excavators had dug as close to the sheikh’s tomb as they could (cf. first photograph on first page); the view shows how the sifted soil was not removed but just piled up in a different place. That so much of it is no longer there is due to its later extraction for use as fertilizer
 
 
 
 
 
 These photographs were taken by A. S. Hunt probably during the second season of excavations.
 
http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk
 
 
 
 
  close-up of the work in progress, showing the appallingly dusty conditions. In the foreground the diggers loosen the undisturbed soil with picks, while those in the background carry the sifted soil away in baskets to be dumped clear of the work area. The team comprised around 200 workmen.

Drawing of a broken limestone stele depicting pharaoh [Kha]kau[re

. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) - Hieroglyphic texts from Egyptian stelae, &c., in the British Museum, Part IV, London: Printed by order of the Trustees [by] Harrison and Sons, 1913, available not-in-copyright here, pl. 23.
Drawing of a broken limestone stele depicting pharaoh [Kha]kau[re] (Senusret III, 12th Dynasty), wearing the crown of Upper Egypt, and his queen Meretseger. Stela datable to the New Kingdom, long after the life and death of this king and queen. British Museum, EA846.

A stone cup

A stone cup decorated with bulls and ears of corn in raised reliefA stone cup decorated with bulls and ears of corn in raised relief, Sumerian. Early Dynastic, 4th millenium BC. Sumeria, Ancient Iraq

vessel in the form of a ram

vessel in the form of a ramA vessel in the form of a ram, The eyes were probably from a different material. Sumerian. Early Dynastic c 3000 2340 BC. Sumeria, Ancient Iraq.

Huy

Karl Richard Lepsius - Denkmaeler aus Aegypten und Aethiopien
Huy before Tutankhamen in TT 40

Tomb 3 at Asyut, belonged to the nomarch Tefibi

Drawing of a wall of Tomb 3 at Asyut, belonged to the nomarch Tefibi (or more correctly Itj-ibj), vassal of the 10th Dynasty rulers.
Auguste Mariette & Gaston Maspero (eds.) - Monuments divers recueillis en Egypte et en Nubie (Tables) — Paris, 1872, pl. 68

statue

Present location

MUSÉE ROYAL DE MARIEMONT [07/009] MARIEMONT

Inventory number

B.242

Dating

3RD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD ?; ?

Archaeological Site

UNKNOWN

Category

FIGURINE/STATUETTE

Material

BRONZE

Technique

CASTING BY WAXWORK; HOLLOW CAST

Height

14.5 cm

Bibliography

  • W. M. F. PETRIE, A history of Egypt, III, Londres 1923, p. 214 fig. 87; Collection Raoul Warocqué. Antiquités égyptiennes, grecques et romaines, Mariemont, 2e éd., 1916, n° 242; B. VAN DE WALLE, Antiquités égyptiennes, Bruxelles, 1952 (Les antiquités égyptiennes, grecques, étrusques, romaines, gallo-romaines du Musée de Mariemont), p. 32-33, pl. 9; C. EVRARD-DERRIKS, «Les sculpteurs de l’Égypte ancienne», in Hainaut-Tourisme, 186, mars 1978, p. 31 fig. 9; S. THIERRY, «Le Musée royal de Mariemont», in L’Oeil, n° 278, septembre 1978, couverture et n. p. 22; Artisans de l’Égypte ancienne (catalogue d’exposition. Morlanwelz, Musée royal de Mariemont, 27 mars - 21 juin 1981), n° 75; M.-C. BRUWIER, «La collection égyptienne de Raoul Warocqué, 1. De 1888 à 1911», in Cahiers de Mariemont, 18/19, 1987-1988, p. 63, fig. 8; C. DERRIKS, Choix d’œuvres, 1, Égypte, Morlanwelz, 1990, n° 26; G. DONNAY, Le Musée royal de Mariemont (Musea Nostra, 5), Bruxelles, 2e éd., 1995, p. 61; Chr. ZIEGLER, «Les arts du métal à la Troisième Période Intermédiaire», in Tanis. L’or des pharaons (catalogue d’exposition. Paris, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 26 mars - 20 juillet 1987), p. 90-91; Du Nil à l’Escaut (catalogue d’exposition. Bruxelles, Banque Bruxelles Lambert, 5 avril - 9 juin 1991), p. 179, 181, n° 214; PM, VIII, 1999, p. 740; M. HILL et D. SCHORSCH (éd.), Gifts for the gods: Images from Egyptian temples (catalogue d’exposition. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 16 octobre 2007 - 18 février 2008), n° 206, p. 215, pl. 10, p. 295; Cl. DERRIKS et L. DELVAUX, Antiquités égyptiennes au Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, 2009, p. 129-131

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Hatmehyt


 Hatmehyt


New Kingdom - Late Period (1569 - 333 BCE) Sculpture Faience (green) Gift of Hyatt Robert von Dehn (M.69.91.218) Egyptian Art

Horus and Geb

A fine relief of the Egyptian gods Horus and Geb from tomb KV14 in the Valley of the Kings. KV14 was the tomb of both pharaoh Twosret of the 19th dynasty and Setnakht, her successor, who founded the 20th dynasty. When Setnakhte came to power, he usurped Twosret's pre-existing tomb for himself and arranged to have all images of Twosret erased. Setnakhte had himself solely represented in KV14. The royal cartouche of Setnakhte can be seen at the right hand side of the photo.

Fragment of statue depicting Horus

Fragment of statue depicting Horus wearing the double crown of upper and lower Egypt. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC. Material Size: Bronze. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Collection John Kluge, Virginia . Location: 49.

miércoles, 27 de julio de 2016

Mummy cartonnage for the stomach

Mummy cartonnage for the stomach
The piece is more or less rectangular. It is framed on all sides with a triple checkered band. There are two registers of representations, separated by a single checkered band. In the upper register, Osiris, Horus and Isis stride to the right. Osiris wears the Atef-crown, a collar and a short kilt, and holds a uas-sceptre. The falcon-headed Horus wears the Double Crown, a collar and a short kilt, and holds a uas-sceptre too. Isis wears a long wig and a close-fitting garment that does not cover the breasts. She is crowned with cow's horns and a sun disk, and carries a papyrus sceptre. To the right is a falcon wearing the double crown, to the left a ba-bird wearing the double crown.
In the lower register, two women bewail a mummy lying on lion-shaped bier. They wear lang wigs and long, close- fitting garments; they raise their arms in mourning. The scene is crowned by a winged sun disk with two uraei.
The Four Sons of Horus are depicted in the four corners, separated from the scenes by a checkered band. The falcon-headed Qebehsenuef is upper right, the human-headed Amset is upper left, the baboon-headed Hapi is lower left, the jackal-headed Duamutef is lower right. They are dressed in white mummy garments and hold cloths.
Present location ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM [06/002] AMSTERDAM
Inventory number APM 9118
Dating PTOLEMAIC PERIOD (not after); PTOLEMAIC PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category UNSPECIFIED FRAGMENT OF MUMMY TRAPPINGS
Material PLASTER; LINEN
Technique STUCCO; PAINTED
Height 25.5 cm
Width 35.3 cm
Depth 0.2 cm
Bibliography•C.M. van den Brink, W.M. van Haarlem, Enkele voorwerpen uit een kollektie Egyptische oudheden. De mummiebekleding, MVAPM 11 (februari 1976), 3-4/fig. 5
•W.M. van Haarlem, R.A. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Gids voor de afdeling Egypte, Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, 1986, 50
•W.M. van Haarlem, CAA Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Fasc. IV, 1997, 63-64
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martes, 26 de julio de 2016

lunes, 25 de julio de 2016

Mat


Segment of rush matting, from the rich cemeteries at Tarkhan, dating to the period of the earliest recorded unification of Egypt, about 3000 BC. The site yielded finds in exceptionally good state of preservation, clearly seen in this example.
TARKHAN
1ST DYNASTY
From the division of finds excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. Given to the museum in 1912.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
Inventory number 1912:290
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Squatting female figure

Squatting female figure
Female figurine in Greek style, showing a naked woman with legs splayed, and intricate hairdo, in the manner of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love, from the city of Naukratis in the Western Delta. The city was a unique Greek colony installed with the permission of the Egyptian kings in the 26th Dynasty, to channel the trade between the Nile valley and the Aegean.
pottery
NAUKRATIS
Late period
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND
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sábado, 23 de julio de 2016

statua

Present location MUSÉE ROYAL DE MARIEMONT [07/009] MARIEMONT
Inventory number B.489
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category HUMAN FIGURINE
Material BRONZE
Technique CASTING BY WAXWORK; CHISSELED
Height 20 cm
Bibliography•B. VAN DE WALLE, Antiquités égyptiennes, Bruxelles, 1952 (Les antiquités égyptiennes, grecques, étrusques, romaines et gallo-romaines du Musée de Mariemont), n° E. 72, p. 38, pl. 11; M.-C. BRUWIER, «La collection égyptienne de Raoul Warocqué, II. De 1912 à 1917», in Cahiers de Mariemont, 20-21, 1989-1990, p. 50; Cl. DERRIKS et L. DELVAUX, Antiquités égyptiennes au Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, 2009, p. 168-169.
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doble escultura

Present location

MUSÉE ROYAL DE MARIEMONT [07/009] MARIEMONT

Inventory number

Ac.81/9

Dating

18TH DYNASTY

Archaeological Site

UNKNOWN

Category

SCULPTURE IN THE ROUND

Material

LIMESTONE

Height

35.5 cm

Width

19 cm

Depth

22.5 cm

Bibliography

  • Cl. DERRIKS, «Nouvelle acquisition. Une sculpture égyptienne de la XVIIIe dynastie», in Bulletin trimestriel du Musée royal de Mariemont, 19, 1982, p. 8-9; G. DONNAY, Le Musée royal de Mariemont (Musea Nostra, 5), 1987, p. 58-59; Cl. DERRIKS, «Activités de la sous-section Égypte et Proche-Orient de 1975 à 1985», in Cahiers de Mariemont, 18-19, 1987-1988, p. 78; Cl. DERRIKS, Choix d'œuvres, I, Égypte, Morlanwelz, 1990, n° 8; L. DELVAUX et Cl. DERRIKS, «Telle mère, telle fille. Un groupe égyptien de la XVIIIe dynastie», in Festschrift Arne Eggebrecht zum 65. Geburtstag am 12. März 2000, Hildesheim, 2002, p. 19-26; PM, VIII, 1999, p. 516; Cl. DERRIKS et L. DELVAUX, Antiquités égyptiennes au Musée royal de Mariemont, Morlanwelz, 2009, p. 64-66.

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lunes, 18 de julio de 2016

THE GODS OF THE EGYPTIANS OR STUDIES IN EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY

THE GODS OF THE EGYPTIANS
OR
STUDIES IN EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY


BY
E. A. WALLIS BUDGE, M.A., LITT.D., D.LITT., D.LIT.
KEEPER OF THE EGYPTIAN AND ASSYRIAN ANTIQUITIES
IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM


WITH 98 COLOURED PLATES
AND 131 ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT
VOLUME I.

METHUEN & CO.
36 ESSEX STREET W.C.
LONDON
1904

http://www.etana.org/sites/default/files/coretexts/20625.pdf

Glazed stone inlay of a bee hieroglyph

Glazed stone inlay of a bee hieroglyph
1954161.JPG
Flash
Stone inlay depicting the bee, a common hieroglyph in titles of kings and officials. Although the royal title in question is often translated 'king of Lower Egypt', its precise meaning and origin remain obscure. The inlay may have formed part of an item of furniture or burial equipment. In the Ptolemaic Period glass inlays were manufactured for decoration and hieroglyphic inscriptions on coffins, and this glazed stone example may derive from a similar setting.
Present location NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND [30/002] DUBLIN
Inventory number 1954:162
Dating LATE PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category INLAY
Material ROCK; GLAZE
Technique SCULPTURED; GLAZED
Width 5 cm
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domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

Current Research in Egyptology 2014: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium

Current Research in Egyptology 2014: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Symposium
Massimiliano S. Pinarello (Editor); Justin Yoo (Editor); Jason Lundock (Editor); Carl Walsh (Editor)
ISBN: 9781785700460 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Volume: 15 | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 336p, H240 x W170, black/white illustrations
...
Presents the latest research in Egyptology on the theme of Ancient Egypt in a Global World
This selection of 23 papers from the 15th annual Current Research in Egyptology symposium addresses the interregional and interdisciplinary theme of ‘Ancient Egypt in a Global World’. This theme works on a number of levels highlighting the current global nature of Egyptological research and it places ancient Egypt in the wider ancient world. The first section presents the results of recent excavations, including in the western Valley of the Kings and analysis of the structures, construction techniques, food production and consumption remains at Tell Timai (Thmuis) in the Delta. Part II focuses on the cross-cultural theme with papers including discussions on the presence in India of terracotta figurines from Roman Egypt; the ancient Egyptian influence of Aegean lion-headed divinities; Libyan influence in New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period Egyptian administration and the identification of ancient Egyptian finds from the British countryside reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The third part of the book includes current research undertaken across the world of Egyptology, including analysis of late Roman crocodile mummies though noninvasive radiographic imaging techniques and the study of infant jar-burials in ancient Egypt and Sudan to identify differences in regional socioeconomic contexts and the interaction between people and local resources.
The editors of this volume are all Ph.D. candidates at University College and King’s College London

ostraca: Chien couché

On appelle ostracon (pluriel ostraca) des éclats de calcaire ou de poterie qui servaient de supports bon marché pour toutes sortes de dessins, brouillons professionnels, images pieuses ou satiriques. On en a trouvé en très grand nombre dans le village artisanal de Deir el-Médineh.
Chien couché
H. : 6,70 cm. ; L. : 8,60 cm. ; Pr. : 4,20 cm.
Département des Antiquités égyptiennes
Louvre
© Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN / Christian Décamps
http://cartelfr.louvre.fr

Sunken Egypt - Alexandria

Sunken Egypt - Alexandria
Franck Goddio
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Periplus Publishing London Ltd (August 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1902699513
ISBN-13: 978-1902699516
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 10.4 x 0.9 inches

Model of a Cow

Model of a Cow
The wooden model of a standing cow is carved from a single piece of wood. A peg at the bottom of each hoof was intended to attach the figure to a rectangular base. The body is painted to imitate the natural skin of the animal.
Individual models of cows are not very common in ancient Egyptian art, so this cow may have been part of a butchery or cattle-counting scene.
The deceased possibly hoped to use it in the hereafter as an offering.
Luxor
MIDDLE KINGDOM
EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Inventory number JE 38486
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Breasted

Meroe - Photographing for University of Chicago Expedition from Top of Pyramid N 8.
source: web.archive.org/

BOAT (MODEL)

BOAT (MODEL)
Boat model in pottery; there are three rectangular openings in the deck.
Inventory number 7995
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM
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Meroe - View of N Group of Pyramids from the South

Meroe - View of N Group of Pyramids from the South
Oriental Institute Negative Number: 2840
Oriental Institute Photograph Number: 1910

Model of a bier with mummy


Model of a bier with mummy
This small model consists of two parts - a long base and bed with two lion's heads and lion's feet made of light blue glazed faience, and on it a mummy made of clay with a flat back and a front painted red and white. The feet of the mummy are missing.
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM
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Model of a granary

Model of a granary
The painted wooden model of a granary from Deir el-Bahari, Thebes, depicting three workmen and three bins for grain. The heads of the two scribes recording the quantities are just visible over the wall. Models like this depict the type of granary found on large estates.
Inventory number 13.12.99.1
1ST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD - MIDDLE KINGDOM
LIVERPOOL MUSEUM
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viernes, 15 de julio de 2016

Statue of Joety

Statue of Joety, Chief Physician of the Lord of the Two Lands. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Early 19th Dynasty, c. 1300 BC. Place of Origin: Found in Saqqara. Material Size: Limestone with traces of paint H=1m. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden

Jewellery of Amanishakheto from her pyramid at Meroe

Jewellery of Amanishakheto from her pyramid at Meroe

Ostracon : scène d’allaitement

Ostracon : scène d’allaitement
H. : 8 cm. ; L. : 10,50 cm.
Acquis en 2004 (collection Varille)
Département des Antiquités égyptiennes
Louvre
http://cartelfr.louvre.fr/

Bracelet with image of Hathor

The Museum’s collection of Nubian art owes its existence to the pioneering efforts of Dr. George A. Reisner, who was granted permission by the Egyptian government to excavate from 1906-1942. A series of colossal stone statues, a sixteen-ton royal sarcophagus made of granite, many gold and silver vessels, fine ceramics, and dazzling jewels are among the highlights of the collection, which spans the period from about 2500 B.C. to A.D. 350



Bracelet with image of Hathor
Nubian
Meroitic Period
250–100 B.C.
http://www.mfa.org/node/9458

Bracelet with image of Hathor

The Museum’s collection of Nubian art owes its existence to the pioneering efforts of Dr. George A. Reisner, who was granted permission by the Egyptian government to excavate from 1906-1942. A series of colossal stone statues, a sixteen-ton royal sarcophagus made of granite, many gold and silver vessels, fine ceramics, and dazzling jewels are among the highlights of the collection, which spans the period from about 2500 B.C. to A.D. 350



Bracelet with image of Hathor
Nubian
Meroitic Period
250–100 B.C.
http://www.mfa.org/node/9458

Winged Isis pectoral

Winged Isis pectoral
Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Amaninatakelebte
538-519 BC
Chased gold pectoral representing the winged goddess Isis, shown kneeling with wings outstretched. In her right hand, she holds an ankh, the symbol for “life”; in her left hand she holds what may be the hieroglyph for a sail, the symbol for the breath of life. On her head is a throne, the hierogyph for her name.
Provenance
From Nuri, pyramid 10 (tomb of Amaninatakelebte). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the division of finds with the government of Sudan.
source: http://www.mfa.org/node/9458

ostracon

A l'époque ramesside (1295 - 1069 avant J.-C., 19e - 20e dynastie), les artisans qui oeuvraient sur les chantiers des tombeaux souterrains de la Vallée des Rois exécutaient, dans le village qu'ils habitaient (Deir el-Médineh), de nombreux dessins sur des éclats de calcaire ou des tessons de poterie (ostraca).
Scènes d'élevage de taureaux
Elevage des veaux
H. : 10 cm. ; L. : 13 cm.
don Drioton : E 14367
don Streitz : E 25305, E 27668, N 1562, E 14302
Département des Antiquités égyptiennes
Louvre
source: http://cartelfr.louvre.fr

Bowl with running spiral decoration

Bowl with running spiral decoration
Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.
...
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K I (Lower Deffufa)
Description
Black ware krater handmade of low-fired Nile alluvial clay, burnished black with incised decoration filled with red and white pigment. Decoration includes running spirals and lotus blossoms, with a rosette on the base. Inscription on the base has been translated by G. Posener as “To Humbaba.” Mended and restored in 1941
http://www.mfa.org/

Taharqa

Taharqa
ushebti
British Museum
public domain

Nubian traditions on the ceramics found in the Pharaonic town on Sai island

Nubian traditions on the ceramics found in the Pharaonic town on Sai island
Mielle Lauriane
http://www.academia.edu/25615250/Nubian_traditions_on_the_ceramics_found_in_the_Pharaonic_town_on_Sai_island

Closeup of a stele depicting the Meroitic kandake Amanishakheto

Closeup of a stele depicting the Meroitic kandake Amanishakheto between the goddess Amesemi and the god Apedemak. Sandstone, from the the temple of Amun in Naqa, 1st century BCE. Munich, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (on loan from the Khartoum National Museum).

Mereruka and his wife

Sakkara - Mereruka and his wife, Watetkhethor, from The Mastaba of Mareruka (The Oriental Institute, 1938).

 Oriental Institute Negative Number: N 32283

LA INTERACCIÓN ENTRE EGIPCIOS Y NUBIOS A FINALES DEL REINO MEDIO: DEL TOPOS A LA VIDA COTIDIANA

LA INTERACCIÓN ENTRE EGIPCIOS Y NUBIOS A FINALES DEL REINO MEDIO: DEL TOPOS A LA VIDA COTIDIANA
The Interactions Between Egyptians and Nubians in the Late Middle Kingdom: from Topos to Daily Life
https://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/3697279.pdf

Small ivory votive statuette

Small ivory votive statuette, from the 'Main Deposit' of the temple at Kom el-Amar, modern name for Nekhen. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Early Dynastic. Place of Origin: Hierakonpolis. Material Size: Ivory. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford . Location: 35.

A detail of a relief in the tomb of Ankhmahor at Saqqara

A detail of a relief in the tomb of Ankhmahor at Saqqara depicting a priest performing ritual circumcision on a young boy. Detail. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 6th dynasty c. 2345 - 2181 BC. Place of Origin: Saqqara. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ . Location: 54

jueves, 14 de julio de 2016

THE HARBOR OF KHUFU on the Red Sea Coast at Wadi al-Jarf

THE HARBOR OF KHUFU on the Red Sea Coast at Wadi al-Jarf, Egypt (NEA 77/1)
Pierre Tallet



http://www.academia.edu/6248978/THE_HARBOR_OF_KHUFU_on_the_Red_Sea_Coast_at_Wadi_al-Jarf_Egypt_NEA_77_1_