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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Old Kingdom Palace? Reply with quote

Anybody know of any good examples of Old Kingdom Palaces?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of any surviving examples of palaces from the Old Kingdom. Most of the building in palaces was done of mud brick, which didn't last through the centuries like the stone temples would. You can get a good idea of what they looked like from Djoser's pyramid complex, though. The idented outer wall was supposed to replicate the facade of his palace, and many of the features found in the ungerground tunnels and chambers show various features from the palace--rolled up mats (in stone), the blue tile used--are all good examples of the palace. Perhaps someone else knows of the surviving palace. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oooh thank you, didnt know about the Djoser pyramid Smile i'll see if i can find anything on it today Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just found some extra info, apparently some archaeologists are debating whether the Hierokonpolis wall...the shunet ez-zebib was an early dynastic palace wall. it too has the similar facade that the djoser pyramid has but this time it isnt attached to a mortuary complex. Thye havnt found anything inside yet and they dont know how big the enclosure wall is...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was supposed to be an old kingdom palace in Memphis as well, but I can't find much info.

I have to look at one of my books at home. My brother bought me a book in Egypt a while ago that has information about palaces.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just wondered because i suspect it may be in my exam tomorrow..i would have thought there would have been one at memphis, because it was such an important place in the old kingdom...but archaic memphis hasnt survived very well Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rammesside_Queens wrote:
just found some extra info, apparently some archaeologists are debating whether the Hierokonpolis wall...the shunet ez-zebib was an early dynastic palace wall.


The Shunet ez-zebib is at Abydos. The "fort" at Hierakonpolis is a similar structure. I've been to the fort and it is definitely an enclosure with four sides, not just a fragment of wall.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah yeh my mistake i'd read all the info from Kemp but mixed it together...thanks for that site though, gives me more info on the fort...this book is probably quite outdated!
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