El Kab A part of Sahure statue uncovered

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El Kab A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor Rozette » Di Apr 28, 2015 2:22 pm

A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Quote Luxor Times :
Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, announced the discovery of lower part of a royal statue showing the name of King “Sahure”, second King of the 5th Dynasty in the Old Kingdom.

The statue bloc was unearthed during the excavations of the Belgian mission at El-Kab (15km north of Edfu) in Aswan governorate.
http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.be/2015/04/rare-old-kingdom-statue-was-discovered.html
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Re: El KAb A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor yuti » Di Apr 28, 2015 4:13 pm

Bedankt Rozette om dit te melden.
Een proficiat aan Dr. Dirk Huyge en zijn team in Elkab. Ze leveren prachtig werk en dit vandaag met deze unieke vondst wel eens benadrukt worden.
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Re: Elkab A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Di Apr 28, 2015 4:45 pm

28/04/15
A part of Sahure statue uncovered

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ministry ... 4893195328

Minister of Antiquities Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty declared the discovery of the lower part of a royal statue carved with the name of King "Sahure", second of the fifth Dynasty Kings of the Old Kingdom. The discovery was made during the excavation works performed by the "Royal Art Museum" Belgian Mission working at Elkab Area, northern Edfu – Aswan Governorate. The statue, executed in fine-grained sandstone, undoubtedly represents the king seated on a throne. Its original height can be estimated at about 70 cm.

As Dr. Eldamaty clarifies, the importance of this discovery lie in the rarity of the King's statues (only two Sahure statues are known; one of them is shown at the Metropolitan Museum – USA while the other is displayed at the Egyptian Museum – Cairo).
From his side, Head of the Ancient Egyptian Sector Chargé d'affaires Dr. Mahmoud Afify commented that the Belgian Mission, headed by Dr. Dirk Huyge started its archaeological excavation works in 2009 adding that this region (Elkab) carry a very important value in the Egyptian History because it was the capital of Upper Egypt during Pre History and was the capital of the third Nome until the Ptolemaic Age.

General Director of Aswan and Nubia Archaeological Area added that Elkab lies on the east bank of the River Nile and combines a lot of the rock cut noble tombs that date back to the New Kingdom.


Written by: Gehad El Rawy
Translated by: Eman Hossni
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Re: El KAb A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor gaspard » Vr Mei 01, 2015 2:06 pm

Ook in middageditie van de Belgische krant De Standaard van 1/5/2015 verscheen een artikel over de opgraving van het beeld van farao Sahure door een team van Belgische archeologen onder leiding van Dirk Huyge
URL : http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20150501_01658347
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Re: Elkab A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Za Mei 02, 2015 7:40 pm

02/05/15
The lower part of a statue of Egyptian King Sahure, who reigned in the 25th century BC, was discovered at El-Kab archaeological site

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/129171.aspx
The newly discovered statue piece is rendered sandstone and depicts the lower body of the king, whose name is carved into the statue.

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The statue, executed in fine-grained sandstone, undoubtedly represents the king seated on a throne. Its original height can be estimated at about 70 cm.
http://www.drhawass.com/wp/part-of-5th- ... n-mission/

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01/05/15
Een team van Belgische archeologen onder leiding van Dirk Huyge heeft in Egypte een 4.400 jaar oud beeld opgegraven van de Egyptische farao Sahu-Re.

http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/wetenschap/1.2324021
Het gaat om een beeld van farao Sahu-Re, een farao van de 5e dynastie van het Oude Egypte, dat ontdekt werd op de site van al-Kab... [...]
Het Belgische team groef enkel de onderste helft van het beeld op, maar volgens Huyge is daarin de naam van Sahu-Re gegraveerd. De onderste helft van het beeld meet 21,7 centimeter, het hele beeld zou zowat 70 centimeter groot zijn. Verdere opgravingen zullen plaatsvinden in de hoop om meer te weten te komen over de farao. [...]
Vandaag zijn er slechts twee intacte beelden van farao Sahu-Re gekend, het ene bevindt zich in het Metropolitan Museum in New York, het andere in het Egyptische museum aan het Tahrirplein in Caïro.
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Re: Elkab A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Ma Mei 04, 2015 4:51 pm

Persbericht van Dr. Dirk Huyge van de Koninklijk Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis in Brussel over de ontdekking van een groot fragment van een uniek beeld van koning Sahoere in Elkab.
Niet alleen is dit slechts het derde beeld dat ooit van Sahoere gevonden is, maar wat uniek is, is dat de benen èn voeten omwikkeld weergegeven worden.
Magnifieke vondst !
(de onderlijning in het persbericht is van mijn hand)
Voor het Nederlandstalig persbericht, klik hier: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3458


04/05/15
PRESS RELEASE
Belgian Archaeological Mission to Elkab discovers important fragment of unique Old Kingdom
royal statue

http://www.kmkg-mrah.be/press

Since 2009, the Belgian Archaeological Mission to Elkab, directed by Dr. Dirk Huyge of the Royal
Museums of Art and History in Brussels
, has focused its research on the settlement area of Elkab.
Excavation campaigns in 2009, 2010 and 2012 have revealed the presence of a vast habitation area,
situated within the Late Period Great Walls, immediately north and west of the temple zone. The
oldest occupation phase dates back to the prehistoric Badarian culture (ca. 4200 BC); the most
recent one concerns the early Old Kingdom (ca. 2700-2500 BC). The finds at Elkab demonstrate a
continuous occupation of the site during almost two millennia. They bear witness to the on-the-spot
gradual transition from a prehistoric (Neolithic/Predynastic) village lifestyle to a fully-developed
Old Kingdom urban society. The latest test trenches executed at the site in February-March 2015
have allowed the mission to better document both the important 2nd Dynasty habitation layers,
including substantial rectangular buildings with large walls and stone foundations, as well as the
late Predynastic (Naqada III period) occupation.
The most exceptional find of the 2015 campaign, however, was that of a fragment (base and lower
part of legs) of an Old Kingdom royal statue.
The preserved height is 21.7 cm. The inscriptions on
the fragment have been independently verified and read by Egyptologists Prof. John Coleman
Darnell (Yale University, New Haven, US) and Dr. Luc Delvaux (Royal Museums of Art and History,
Brussels, Belgium). They give the almost complete titulary of king Sahure (ca. 2458-2446 BC), an
illustrious pharaoh of the 5th Dynasty (the text was probably inscribed identically on either side of
his legs). The statue, executed in fine-grained sandstone, undoubtedly represents the king seated
on a throne. Its original height can be estimated at about 70 cm.

Sahure is the second king of the 5th Dynasty. He is best known for his vast funerary complex,
including a pyramid and its mortuary and valley temples, at the royal cemetery of Abusir just north
of Saqqara. Only two other certain statues of him are known. One, now in the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York, shows Sahure with the Nome (district) God from Coptos. The other previously
known statue of Sahure is posthumous and dates to the Middle Kingdom. It was dedicated to Sahure
by pharaoh Sesostris I and is conserved in the Cairo Museum.
The newly discovered statue of Sahure from Elkab was found by the Belgian Mission in March 2015
during a casual survey within the so-called Double Walls of Elkab.
These walls, often considered to
have been part of a circular town wall, date to the late Old Kingdom (ca. 2400-2300 BC). It is
unknown how the statue ended up in the space between them. The presence of Sahure at Elkab
should not come as a surprise as he sent expeditions to the Eastern Desert and areas beyond Egypt’s
southern border, such as Lower Nubia and the fabled country of Punt.
What is so remarkable about the Elkab Sahure statue, is that the feet are depicted as though
completely wrapped-up within a close-fitting garment, suggesting that the statue was entirely
mummiform.
No parallels are known for the Elkab statue except in relief representations apparently
showing the ruler in an all-enveloping robe. These are related to the royal Heb Sed ceremony, a
ritual of renewal and regeneration intended to be celebrated by the king after a reign of 30 years
had elapsed. Other statues from the period, such as the famous but almost two centuries older
Djoser statue in the Cairo Museum (ca. 2630-2611 BC), show the long Heb Sed jubilee cloak with
bare feet below. In this respect, the Elkab statue is absolutely unique. Such images of the ruler,
represented as a deceased king before being rejuvenated through the Heb Sed ritual, could well
have been the source of inspiration for the later general mummiform appearance of Osiris, god of
the afterlife, the underworld and the dead.
Funding for the 2015 campaign of the Belgian Archaeological Mission to Elkab was provided by the
Gerda Henkel Stiftung (Düsseldorf, Germany). In addition, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo
(NVIC) and Vodafone Egypt offered administrative and logistical support.

Elkab Sahure Photo 1: Stan Hendrickx and Dirk Huyge of the Belgian Archaeological Mission to Elkab
inspecting the Elkab Sahure statue (© RMAH, Brussels).
Afbeelding

Elkab Sahure Photo 2: The Elkab Sahure statue. View from above (© RMAH, Brussels).
Afbeelding

Elkab Sahure Photo 3: The Elkab Sahure statue. Frontal view (© RMAH, Brussels).
Afbeelding
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Re: El Kab A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor Philip Arrhidaeus » Wo Mei 06, 2015 8:45 pm

In de (papieren) krant 'De Standaard' van 05/05/15 staat nog een artikel over de ontdekking dit beeld van Sahoere in Elkab.

In dat artikel zegt Dr. Dirk Huyge: ‘De voeten zijn esthetisch misschien het minst fraaie deel van het beeld, maar bij een hoofd hadden we niet geweten om wie het ging: de titulatuur staat onderaan."

Dr. Huyge vermeldt ook dat een recente breuk te zien is aan een kant van het gevonden fragment, en hij merkt daarbij op: "Er is dus een kans dat er nog een stuk van het beeld op die plek ligt, al acht ik die klein".
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Re: El Kab A part of Sahure statue uncovered

Berichtdoor gaspard » Do Mei 07, 2015 6:22 pm

Misschien is het nuttig om iets meer te weten over wie farao Sahure nu precies was :P
Onderstaand een link naar Wikipedia.
URL : http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahoere
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