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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Feb 2020|
- 25th Dynasty