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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Netjerirenre bore several religious titles corresponding to high ranking positions in the court and which suggest that he may have acted as a vizier for his father. Boechardt inner core comprised two steps of roughly hewn limestone blocks clad with fine Tura limestone.

Storerooms were located on both sides of the five-chambered hall.

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Egyptology at the dawn of the Twenty-first Century: A decorated five-niched chapel would have contained cult sahufe of the king and from here a corridor led to the inner sanctuary or offering chapel, the cult focus of the temple. The lengthened proportions of the main figure can be understood as regional style. The head of the beautiful animal is tipped over onto the ground. A number of officials serving Borchatdt during his lifetime are known from their tombs.

The courtyard of Sahure’s mortuary temple became the center of a cult of the goddess Sekhmet from the 18th dynasty onwards. However, this same scene of the Libyan attack was used two hundred years later in the mortuary temple of Pepi II — BC sahurw in the temple of Taharqa at Kawabuilt some years after Sahure’s lifetime.


Hinrichs, Leipzig — Publication of Borchardt’s excavations. Consequently, Sahure’s consort queen Meretnebtyis only attested through carved reliefs found in the mortuary temple. Gaballa borcyardt out the numerous New Kingdom depictions of specific historic events ibid.

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With the exception of the standard-bearer in the Fourth Dynasty piece cat. For the statues inside the five chambers behind the central courtyard, the niched doorway functioned as a kind of birth canal, through which the king— after being revived by the statue cult—stepped down into the courtyard to perform his heroic deeds. Repetition of identical or similar single figures creates a row of figures that may be depicted along the walls of a room or sahkre set of rooms, emphasizing the movement from one architectural space to the next.

Early History of the Middle East 3rd ed. Xahure Redford, Donald Borchradt. On this year, a relief originally adorning the causeway of Sahure’s pyramid and showing Sahure seated in front of two of his sons, Ranefer and Netjerirenre, [30] was discovered by the Egyptologists Miroslav Verner and Tarek El-Awady.

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Yet, the accompanying mortuary borchradt is considered to be the most sophisticated one built up to that time. It housed a black granite statue of the king. This large fragment depicts the slaughter of the sacrificial animals, divided into phases.


Remarkable is the absence of peripheral burials for the members of the royal family. See, for instance, Borchardtpl. A large granite architrave which would have supported pillars in the court, is inscribed with the cartouche of Sahure and can still be seen on the ground. In the center of the temple was a small T-shaped hall with two columns.

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Society of Biblical Literature. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat These investigations remained superficial, however, and no serious excavations of the pyramid took place at the time, due mainly to its state of ruin. See Fischeresp. On borcharct block Fakhry b, p. Relief from the transverse corridor depicting the return of a naval expedition from Syria. Its inner core is made of roughly hewn stones organized in steps and held together in many sections with a thick mortar of mud.

From Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest. The countless rooms and corridors of the complex were decorated with hundreds of colourful images.