The Memphite ‘linen lists’: text and textile reconciled

Jana Jones

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Forty-one Early Dynastic and early Old Kingdom funerary relief slabs from Helwan have been studied recently. These slabs (also referred to as ‘stelae’) comprise those excavated by Zaki SAAD between 1942 and 1954, together with new finds from excavations at the site by the Australian mission (ACE), under the direction of Dr E.C. KÖHLER since 1999. The study has resulted in the reinterpretation of their archaeological context, relative chronology, epigraphy, and lexicographic meaning. The latter is especially pertinent to the textile terminology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAncient Memphis, 'Enduring is the Perfection'
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the international conference held at Macquarie University, Sydney, on August 14-15, 2008
EditorsLinda Evans
Place of PublicationLeuven
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9789042925465
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference on Ancient Memphis - Sydney
Duration: 14 Aug 200815 Aug 2008


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ancient Memphis


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