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Kenemet

New Egyptian Tomb of High Priest

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Kenemet

Stunning photographs of an amazing tomb of a high priest called Wahtye, who served during the reign of Neferirkare (5th dynasty)  Particularly unusual (to my eye) are the naos statues which aren't full free-standing statuary but are deeply carved niches. 

https://news.yahoo.com/egypt-unearths-tomb-ancient-high-priest-001655943.html

 

A brief BBC video of the tomb is here:

 

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third_eye
36 minutes ago, Kenemet said:

Particularly unusual (to my eye) are the naos statues which aren't full free-standing statuary but are deeply carved niches. 

Preliminary or safety measures against hijacking of tombs perhaps ?

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kmt_sesh
1 hour ago, third_eye said:

Preliminary or safety measures against hijacking of tombs perhaps ?

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That's a possibility. Other tombs have the same feature. Kind of hard to steal something that's till part of the living rick,

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Kenemet
3 hours ago, third_eye said:

Preliminary or safety measures against hijacking of tombs perhaps ?

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No.  More similar to a variant on the usual naos or offering statue.

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jaylemurph
2 hours ago, kmt_sesh said:

That's a possibility. Other tombs have the same feature. Kind of hard to steal something that's till part of the living rick,

And I can't imagine Rick approves or consents.

--Jaylemurph

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third_eye
4 hours ago, kmt_sesh said:

That's a possibility. Other tombs have the same feature. Kind of hard to steal something that's till part of the living rick,

Sorry boss, I didn;t get the memo to this inside track of the joke

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third_eye
2 hours ago, Kenemet said:

No.  More similar to a variant on the usual naos or offering statue.

I was thinking that if it was a deep cut , then it would make it much more of an effort and takes more time to smooth out and cut in some other facade for another patron, making it harder to renovate and resell the tomb for some enterprising tomb builder/contractor

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Still Waters

This has been posted already, sorry.

 

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