Residing in the provinces: the art and architecture of the Old Kingdom cemetery at Tehna

Elizabeth Thompson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Abstract

The Old Kingdom cemetery at Tehna is found in the eastern escarpment bordering the Nile River approximately 250 km south of Cairo and 12 km north of the city of El-Minya. Some 15 tombs are known from the site which is in the sixteenth name of Upper Egypt, the Oryx nome. The site's archaeological importance lies in its early date among Upper Egyptian provincial cemeteries, the well-preserved biographical inscriptions giving an insight into the administration of temple lands, the unusual architecture of the tombs and distinctive iconographic features in the engaged statuary and wall scenes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication'The perfection that endures...'
Subtitle of host publicationstudies on Old Kingdom art and archaeology
EditorsKamil O. Kuraszkiewicz, Edyta Kopp, Dániel Takács
Place of PublicationWarsaw
PublisherUniversity of Warsaw
Pages355-362, pls 83-94
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789394761202
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Residing in the provinces: the art and architecture of the Old Kingdom cemetery at Tehna'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this