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Cults of the god Amun at Memphis: Identification, prosopography and toponymy

Kamish, MV; (1990) Cults of the god Amun at Memphis: Identification, prosopography and toponymy. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Some fifteen cults of AmOn/Amon-Rer are attested for Memphis, from the first attestations in the reign of Amenhotep 11. They are AmOn/Amon-Rer of Prw-nfr/o; nb nswt LAW; of Inbw-Pile; Int/ Awe ,ter ;-of Mt-fifrAvof Lirektrit ;of Nikof 7p1; LOW At !VW OF n Wsr-rant-Rf-stp-o-Rr nr pr ihro,-Of Dstd,-of ly;of PAP. re,-of Pr-linpr;of TAO; of Dnht; and at fifsdo, as this place may have been in the inemphite region. Most of these cults appear to have been founded during the reign of Ramesses II, in line with a policy of making manifest the principal deities in all their aspects and therefore in each of the major cities. Most of the temple foundations examined here were of middling size and were located in the area of central Memphis. AmOn/Amon-Rer of Prw-fift4, however, was the chief deity at kw-fifr/i, some distance from the central city, and several others of the cults were also sited elsewhere in the memphite region. The iconography and epithets associated with AmOn/Amon-Rer of Memphis are standard, with no local peculiarities. AmOn/Amon-Rer Is notably well-attested at Memphis. The period examined terminates with the conquest of Alexander. A few prolemaic attestations, however, are included. The material surveyed includes private monuments and votive material, royal monuments, temple inscriptions, administrative papyri, scarabs and amulets. The principal aim of the study has been to make a contribution to knowledge of Memphis in the context of rescue archaeology at the site.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Cults of the god Amun at Memphis: Identification, prosopography and toponymy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121528
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