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Volume 9 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2019 | Pages : 61-68

SOME NEW EVIDENCE FOR THE KHOIAK FEAST AT THEBES

Document Type: Original article

DOI: 10.21608/EJARS.2019.38443

pages: 61-68

Authors:
Abou Zaid, O.
Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Aswan Univ., Aswan, Egypt

Abstract:
This article is based on the author recent discovery of the Osirian catacomb of Qurnet Murai at Thebes (Abou Zaid, O., A New Discovery of Catacomb in Qurnet Murai at Thebes. BIFAO 117 (2017) pp. 9-24, Pls. 1 [a-d] - 3 [a-c]). Many texts and reliefs from Thebes illustrate the Khoiak feast, but there is no real evidence for where this event took place in the Theban region. The new discovery of the Osirian catacomb has revealed the actual site where this feast was celebrated. In this paper, therefore, I will propose the route of this feast according to the new discovery of the catacomb, comparing it with festival routes of similar places, such as Abydos (the route from the temple to the tomb), along with various aspects of the Dendara enactment of the feast.

Keywords:
Khoiak feast; Ptah; Sokar; Osiris; Route; Osirian; Catacomb; Shetayt; episode

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