THE REUSED BLOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN CHAMBER OF AMENHOTEP II'S EDIFICE AT KARNAK TEMPLE
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Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Aswan Univ., Aswan, Egypt
The present study explores the blocks that were reused in the southern chamber of Amenhotep II's edifice at the Karnak Temple. This edifice is located between the IXth and the Xth pylons. The blocks are sandstone and contain scenes and texts. The author describes and translates them to investigate their association with the rituals that occur in the edifice. Although the scenes of the blocks under investigation date back to Amenhotep II’s second jubilee, they were reused in other places. Some of them depict scenes of the king with a deity, such as a block that showed King Amenhotep II embraced by the god Amun. Moreover, they contained various scenes, such as purification and offering. For example, the offering scenes depict the offerings of three vessels, bread, goose, flowers, plants and fruits, and title of Amenhotep II. The author will conduct further studies on the edifice of Amenhotep II. When completing the study, the author will virtually reconstruct the edifice.
Amenhotep II Edifice Reused block Chamber Karnak Temple Annex
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