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The city of Napata

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:39 am    Post subject: The city of Napata Reply with quote

Hello,

I was trying to retrace the origin of Napata and its naming choice and here is my conclusion. Can someone confirm if it makes sense?

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Since Ahmose I has ousted the Hyksos, he started campaigns against Syria and Nubia to regain control and diminish Ksh that had too much contacts with the Hyksos. Until Thutmose III, it was a bunch of quelled rebellions, but it is assumed through deduction Napata (npt) was initially an outpost to control the nubian flux and aid the conquest of Ksh. Observing Jebel Barkal mount, he and his party saw the naturally-made uraeus and deduced the region as far as the fourth cataract was of divine right of Egypt as the mount was the hidden dwelling of Amun's Ka, the ram-headed one. The primaveral one, from where he was born. A temple was erected to praise the second Amun and possibly bears the same name as Karnak temple (Ipet-Isut/Ipt-Ist) since it's the same Amun-Re. At Thebes (or Waset by that time), Opet (or Apet, Ipet, Ipt) was a hippopotamus goddess that presided the Opet festival of Amun/Mut wedding rituals from Karnak temple to Luxor temple. She was the goddess of birth and fertility. Since the festival happened of great importance and the newly founded Napata had a strong link to Thebes thanks to the holy mount (and consequently the temple besides it), Napata is a derivation of Ipt, which means either the goddess or harem/private place of god/hidden chamber [of a temple]. Since it was typical of Pharaohs to name Nubian cities after existing ones (it seems Thebes is a coptic derivation of "land of Ipet"), which means Napata means "of Ipet/of Thebes". The first historical mention of Napata comes from Amanda stela (the son of Thutmosis III erected it).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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