The Wadi Shatt el-Rigal
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|Authors||Ricardo A. Caminos & Jürgen Osing|
This volume, part of the wider EES publications on the site of Gebel el-Silsila, covers the results of the 1983 season at nearby Wadi Shatt el-Rigal, famous for its abundance of epigraphic records from the late Eleventh Dynasty. The reason for their presence in this remote site has remained an intriguing problem that has been much debated. Besides the three well-known royal reliefs of Mentuhotep II and Mentuhotep III, the mission under Ricardo Caminos and assisted by Jürgen Osing documented more than 800 inscriptions and rock-drawings, which until now have remained only partially published. Follow-up work in 2004 has allowed for checks on the previous work, which can now be made fully accessible.
History of the site
i. Reliefs and inscriptions
ii. Mentuhotep II and his court
iii. The train of Mentuhotep II
iv. Mentuhotep III and his officials
v. Quarrying and team marks
vi. Rock drawings
i. The gebel south of the Wadi
ii. The southern cliffs of the Wadi
iii. The northern cliffs of the Wadi
iv. The gebel north of the Wadi
Maps and photographs
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