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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


When the Sun Ruled Egypt

James K. Hoffmeier

in Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

This chapter reviews the evidence for the rise of solar worship in Egypt’s Old Kingdom. The Pyramid Texts serve as the primary written source for understanding solar religion in the 3rd millennium ... More


Ceremony and Ritual

Ian Farrington

in Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044330
eISBN:
9780813046327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044330.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

First, this chapter examines the documentary record for inka ceremony, ritual, and procession and the nature of shrines (waka) in the city and hinterland. Second, two field work archaeological site ... More


Inka Public Spaces, Palaces, and Temples

Ian Farrington

in Cusco: Urbanism and Archaeology in the Inka World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044330
eISBN:
9780813046327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044330.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The plan-seams run across the city from southwest to northeast and separate the residential plan-units. Each plan-seam includes a large plaza with an usnu complex for public ceremony and ... 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


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