John Garstang Maḥâsna and Bêt Khallâf

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Maḥâsna and Bêt Khallâf

9781130609363: Maḥâsna and Bêt Khallâf
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ...interesting flint is that which is figured on PL. XX., on the left hand side at the bottom. It may be conveniently called a "gun flint," from its shape. Several good examples were found in the burial chamber within the tomb of Hen-Nekht. It is of rectangular form, with each edge cleanly bevelled, without rippling: its exact use is not apparent. Tlie Pottery. Plates XXX., XXXI. 54. As in the case of the vessels of stone, so with the pottery, the numerous fragments seemed to belong to a few standard types. The three forms at the bottom of Pl. XXX., numbered 18, 19, and 20, seem to be more unusual; but the remainder are found freely in earlier times. The type 31, for instance, a rough pot of porous brown earthenware, of which 32-38 are deviations, has its prototype in the pre-dynastic period. No. 28 occurs in the lst Dynasty (cf. Petrie's Royal Tombs, I., No. 27), as do 13 and 17 ib. 146) and 16 (ib. 19). CHAPTER VII. REMARKS ON THE INSCRIPTIONS By Prof. Kurt Sethe. The transliterations given here have been added to the phonetic equivalents used by the author.--F.P. 55. The sealings from the wine jars found in the tombs K 1-5 at Bet Khallaf are, some official, and others private. The official seals bear the king's name and the title of the office or official, but never the personal name of the latter; the private seals bear the name of the owner and his titles. The names, whether royal or private, appear either once or thrice on the seal. If repeated, the rest of the inscription is placed between the names, a custom maintained till the Vlth Dynasty. The titles and name of the king are almost always written in a direction contrary to that of the other words, apparently as a mark of respect. The same custom appears in Ptolemaic temple inscriptions, whe...

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