Tag: Architecture


The Subsidiary Temple of Nekhtnebef at Tell el-Balamun

The subsidiary temple constructed by Nekhtnebef (Nectanebo I) as a barque-station on the cross-axis of the Amun-Temple at Tell el-Balamun has been the subject of excavation during various seasons of excavation at the site by the British Museum, most recently in Spring 2004. The accumulated understanding of the monument gained through this work is now sufficient to present some conclusions on its design and how it compares with other temples of the period.


Tomb and social status: The textual evidence

In archaeological theoretical literature it has been stressed that tombs might rather show the status of the living persons who organized the burial than the status of the buried person. This is of course an important argument but in Ancient Egypt we have the anthropologically quite exceptional situation that the tomb-owner already began the construction of his tomb and the organisation of his burial equipment when he was still alive.