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Barque Station of Queen Hatshepsut on Elephantine Island

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:59 pm    Post subject: Barque Station of Queen Hatshepsut on Elephantine Island Reply with quote

"Barque station of Queen Hatshepsut discovered on Elephantine Island" (Facebook - Ministry of Antiquities, 14.04.2016)

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Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector Dr. Mahmoud Afify declared the discovery of a number of blocks that most probably belong to a previously unknown building of Queen Hatshepsut that was discovered this year by the German Archaeological Institute on the Island of Elephantine, Aswan.

According to Dr Felix Arnold, the field director of the mission, the building served as a waystation for the festival barque of the god Khnum. The building was later dismantled and about 30 of its blocks have now been found in the foundations of the Khnum temple of Nectanebo II. Some of the blocks were discovered in previous excavation seasons by members of the Swiss Institute, but the meaning of the blocks has only now become clear.

On several of the blocks discovered this year Queen Hatshepsut was originally represented as a woman. The building must therefore have been erected during the early years of her reign, before she began to be represented as a male king. Only very few buildings from this early stage of her career have been discovered so far. The only other examples have been found at Karnak. The newly discovered building thus adds to our knowledge of the early years of Queen Hatshepsut and her engagement in the region of Aswan. In the reign of Thutmosis III, all mentions of her name were erased and all representations of her female figure were replaced by images of a male king, her deceased husband Thutmosis II. Based on the blocks discovered so far the original appearance of the building can be reconstructed.

The building thus comprised a chamber for the barque of the god Khnum, which was surrounded on all four sides by pillars. On the pillars are representations of several versions of the god Khnum, as well as other gods, such as Imi-peref “He-who-is-in-his-house”, Nebet-menit “Lady-of-the-mooring-post” and Min-Amun of Nubia.

The building thus not only adds to our knowledge of the history of Queen Hatshepsut but also to our understanding of the religious beliefs current on the Island of Elephantine during her reign.

(c) Ministry of Antiquities, Press Office, Based on the the Mission's Report.


Previous Season Reports on Elephantine by the German Archaeological Institute Cairo, in cooperation with the Swiss Institute for Egyptian Building Archaeology, may be found online at:

"Elephantine - Report on the 44th Season (ENGLISH)" (2014-2015)

On pp. 12 - 15 for the relevant finds that have now been interpreted as parts of the barque station, and Fig. 9 and 10 for photos of the relevant blocks.

See also : "Barque Station of Queen Hatshepsut discovered on Elephantine Island in Egypt" (Heritage Daily, 14.04.2016).

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another press report ...

"Barque shrine of Hatshepsut unearthed in Aswan’s Elephantine Island" (The Cairo Post - Rany Mostafa, 14.04.2016)

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"... The shrine consists of a number of blocks for the four-pillar shrine, and was discovered by German and Swiss missions in Elephantine Island, the statement said, adding that it could be reconstructed after discovering 30 blocks.

On the pillars are representations of several versions of the god Khnum, as well as other gods, such as Imi-peref ‘He-who-is-in-his-house’, Nebet-menit ‘Lady-of-the-mooring-post’ and Min-Amun of Nubia,” the statement continued.

It was found in foundations of the Khnum temple of Nectanebo II. The new discovery has carvings depict Queen Hatshepsut as a woman before her inauguration; Hatshepsut (1479 B.C.-1458 B.C,) whose name means “her majesty;” following her inauguration, she was depicted wearing male uniforms. She was the 5th Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty (1580B.C.-1080B.C.). ..."

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Building For Egypt's First Female Pharaoh Discovered" (Live Science - Kacey Deamer, 20.04.2016)

"The Female Pharaoh Ancient Egyptians Tried To Erase From History : Carved Blocks Reveal How Queen Hatshepsut's Looked Before Her Image Was Changed To That Of A Man" (Daily Mail - Sarah Griffiths, 18.04.2016)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:53 am    Post subject: First part of the article was pretty good. Reply with quote

This monument came from the very interesting transitional period when Hatshepsut was transforming her image from regent to King. It would be interesting to know it the alterations to a male figure were made during Hatshepsuts lifetime to conform with her desire to be depicted as a male pharaoh or later when the names were changed to those of Thutmose II.

As for the rest of it, a little fanciful, perhaps but it is the
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:53 am    Post subject: First part of the article was pretty good. Reply with quote

This monument came from the very interesting transitional period when Hatshepsut was transforming her image from regent to King. It would be interesting to know it the alterations to a male figure were made during Hatshepsuts lifetime to conform with her desire to be depicted as a male pharaoh or later when the names were changed to those of Thutmose II.

As for the rest of it, a little fanciful, perhaps but it is the
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: First part of the article was pretty good. Reply with quote

Naunacht wrote:
... from the very interesting transitional period when Hatshepsut was transforming her image from regent to King. It would be interesting to know it the alterations to a male figure were made during Hatshepsuts lifetime to conform with her desire to be depicted as a male pharaoh ...

Would there be for such changes in representations during her lifetime, so I mean caused by herselve, analogues? I only know the changes that optional the late Thutmose III or Amenhotep II be assigned.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: First part of the article was pretty good. Reply with quote

Naunacht wrote:
... It would be interesting to know if the alterations to a male figure were made during Hatshepsuts lifetime to conform with her desire to be depicted as a male pharaoh ...
Lutz wrote:
Would there be for such changes in representations during her lifetime, so I mean caused by herselve, analogues? ...

Dimitri Laboury : How and Why did Hatshepsut Invent the Image of Her Royal Power?. - In: Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut - Papers from the Theban Workshop 2010. - Chicago : Oriental Institute, 2014. - pp. 49 - 91.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, this is pretty exciting. It is cool to know they are still finding things out in the field and excavating. The picture of ancient Egypt gets painted more complete I feel.

Lutz, where do you get these articles? You seem to be pulling from a lot of resources. I like reading your news articles.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: First part of the article was pretty good. Reply with quote

Naunacht wrote:
... It would be interesting to know it the alterations to a male figure were made during Hatshepsuts lifetime to conform with her desire to be depicted as a male pharaoh or later when the names were changed to those of Thutmose II. ...

Felix Arnold : Report Elephantine 2016 with some more informations (and drawings) about the changes...

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