Date, Source, Ludwig Borchardt: Das Grabdenkmal des Königs Sahure. Band II: Die Wandbilder, Leipzig Author, Ludwig Borchardt. More than a hundred years ago, Ludwig Borchardt (–) – who also discovered the bust of Nefertiti – excavated the pyramids of Abu Sir. The finds were. Abusir XVI: Sahure C the Pyramid Causeway: history and decoration program in the Old Kingdom–By . Sahure’s Mediterranean ships published by Borchardt.

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This page was last edited on 1 Aprilat These investigations remained superficial, however, and no serious excavations of the pyramid took place at the time, due mainly to its state of ruin. The sahufe relation of the register system and writing is demonstrated in ivory plaques from Archaic times: The corridor walls opposite the island block were carved with magnificent relief compositions showing the king hunting in the desert cat.

Surprisingly, these works quickly revealed large decorated blocks buried in the sand. These include representations of the king as a Sphinx trampling over his enemies, [16] [19] [44] a sahuree of enemies being led by gods, depictions of the bringing of the pyramidion to the main pyramid and of the ceremonies following the completion of the complex.

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The following necessarily very cursory attempt at a grammar of Old Kingdom royal relief owes much to the thoughtful study by Yvonne Harpur Indeed, the falcon leading an enemy by the nose has the character of a rebus or an inscription. This relief is the only one in Egyptian art depicting a king gardening.


Typically only the foundations and lower wall courses are extant, while thousands of larger and smaller fragments from the original relief decoration cover these remains and the surrounding area.

This number would be only one year more than the Turin Canon’s twelve-year figure for Sahure. Sahure was the second king of Dynasty V and the first pharaoh to build his pyramid complex at Abusir.

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In Berger, Catherine; Mathieu, Bernard. However, Stadel-mannp. Fragment of a relief from the mortuary temple fo the pyramid of Sahura with subsequently revamped depiction of King Neferirkara Sabure For the mythological function of the square antechamber, see D.

From Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest. These contained the implements and provisions necessary for ritual performances. See Fischeresp. In the mean time a comparatively greater emphasis was put on the construction of the mortuary temple and its decoration. In the pyramid of Sahure was the object of restoration works in preparation of the opening of Abusir to tourists.

South of Egypt, a stele bearing Sahure’s name was discovered in the diorite quarries located in the desert bordhardt of Abu Simbel in Lower Nubia. I want to thank Dieter Arnold for undertaking these calculations. Sahure’s valley temple was located on the shores of Abusir lake. Therefore, there is the possibility that Sahure too was copying an even earlier representation of this scene. This chapel had an alabaster floor, a dado of pink granite and splendidly decorated limestone walls, with the exception of the niches in the west wall and the dado.

I The First to the Seventeenth Dynasties. The pyramid courtyard was accessed either from the transverse corridor or through the side entrance of the mortuary temple via a portico with two round columns bearing Sahure’s name sahute titles. Its inner core is made of roughly hewn stones organized in steps and held together in many sections with a thick mortar of mud.


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On the back wall a false door—the traditional place of communication sahute the living and the dead—was surrounded by fertility figures and deities.

For the longer life of the pyramid temple of Sahure, see Borchardtpp.

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Online catalog of the British Museum. It is important to note how differently designers treated these ideas in each complex.

See, for instance, Borchardtpp. The structure has been vaguely attributed to the shadowy king Shepseskare. Two nonactive standing figures of approximately equal rank often form a unit in which the figures face each other or embrace. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. At this point it may be telling to compare the courtyard of the temple of Pepi II fig.