Abusir XX, Lesser Late Period Tombs at Abusir, The Tomb of Padihor and the Anonymous Tomb R3
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Description: paperback, 139 pp. (30x21cm), 25 b&w. plates, drawings, plans
Filip Coppens – Květa Smoláriková, Abusir XX, Lesser Late Period Tombs at Abusir, The Tomb of Padihor and the Anonymous Tomb R3, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Prague 2009
The Saite-Persian necropolis at Abusir is not only the setting for the monumental shaft tombs of dignitaries of this period, but also features a number of smaller tombs, located towards the eastern edge of the cemetery. The current study focuses on two smaller tombs – the tomb of Padihor and the anonymous tomb dubbed “R3” – whose layout and decorative program of the burial chamber provide new information on the development of the Late Period shaft tombs.
The present volume offers the results of the excavations in two shaft tombs of small dimensions which have been unearthed in the Late Period (Saite-Persian) cemetery at Abusir: the tomb of Padihor and the anonymous tomb R3. The two tombs represent interesting and important counterparts to the much larger burial enclosures of Udjahorresnet, Iufaa and Menekhibnekau situated nearby. They contribute greatly to our knowledge of the development of the funeral architecture, burial habits and religious thought and help improve our understanding of historical developments during the troubled era of the transition between the Twenty-Sixth and Twenty-Seventh Dynasties.