If the Pyramid Texts had any influence at all upon Sixth Dynasty tomb decorations, then it should be feasible to identify a correlation between tomb decoration programmes and the sequences of the Pyramid Texts. It would be expected that the distribution of the decorations should be observably different before and after the appearance of the Pyramid Texts. Two 'marker' scenes were identified and a distribution analysis was applied to the position of these scenes in tombs with dates ranging from the mid Fifth to the early Sixth Dynasty. The pattern that emerged suggests decorations changed in response to some influence other than the Pyramid Texts and suggests a new time frame for this inspiration.
|Title of host publication||Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2010/1|
|Editors||Miroslav Bárta, Filip Coppens, Jaromír Krejčí|
|Place of Publication||Czech|
|Publisher||Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Old Kingdom
- Pyramid Texts
- tomb decoration
Burn, J. (2011). An ecological approach to determine the potential influence that the pyramid texts have had upon sixth dynasty tomb decoration. In M. Bárta, F. Coppens, & J. Krejčí (Eds.), Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2010/1 (pp. 233-245). Czech: Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University.