Innovative Kushite Kings: the origin of Osiris liturgies in the temple of Karnak

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Abstract

Usually overlooked in the vast space of the Karnak complex, the diminutive temple of Osiris Neb-ankh, possibly Egypt’s smallest, nonetheless holds intriguing clues about the emergence of a liturgical innovation towards the end of the Third Intermediate Period. Its archaising iconographic programme aimed to legitimise kingship and royal succession in a time of political instability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalEgyptian Archaeology
Volume58
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Egyptology
  • Karnak
  • 25th Dynasty
  • Taharqa

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