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Abusir of Sons of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

in Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the influence of the town of Heliopolis—the center of the sun cult in Egypt—on the foundation and development of the royal cemetery in Abusir. It begins with an overview of the ... More


Turbulent Times at the Turn of Two Dynasties3

Miroslav Verner

in Abusir: The Necropolis of the Sons of the Sun

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167904
eISBN:
9781617978227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167904.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the turbulent times in Egypt at the turn of the Fourth and Fifth dynasties. The end of the Fourth Dynasty and the ascent of the Fifth Dynasty are both surrounded by many ... More


The Openers of the Ways

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the Fifth and Sixth dynasties, which seem to have been periods of fairly extensive state-sponsored foreign enterprises, both peaceful and otherwise. A feature of the activities ... More


The Cultural Context of Egyptian Mathematics in the Old Kingdom

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the use of mathematics in the Old Kingdom. A number of sources provide information about the kind of mathematics and its context at that time. At least indirect evidence for ... More


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