Date, Source, Ludwig Borchardt: Das Grabdenkmal des Königs Sahure. Band II: Die Wandbilder, Leipzig Author, Ludwig Borchardt. More than a hundred years ago, Ludwig Borchardt (–) – who also discovered the bust of Nefertiti – excavated the pyramids of Abu Sir. The finds were. Abusir XVI: Sahure C the Pyramid Causeway: history and decoration program in the Old Kingdom–By . Sahure’s Mediterranean ships published by Borchardt.

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Additionally, a story from the Westcar Papyrus tells of a magician foretelling Khufu of the future demise of his lineage as three brothers will be born of the god Ra and a woman named Rededjet and reign successively as the first three kings of the Fifth Dynasty. Encyclopedia of the archaeology of ancient Egypt. There took place the sacrificial borcnardt for the king after his death.

The countless rooms and corridors of the complex were decorated with hundreds of colourful images. The ruined pyramid as seen from the open courtyard of the mortuary temple. The borhcardt state of reliefs from the funeral monuments of the kings who followed Sahure makes it difficult to generalize about scene composition during their reigns.

Storerooms and other spaces believed to have been without decoration were not included in our investigation. At the southern end of the five niches chapel, a passage led to two elongated antechambers and finally to the offering chapel.

Sahure is shown celebrating the success of this venture in a relief from his mortuary temple which shows him tending a myrrh tree borchradt the garden of his palace named sahurre Sahure’s splendor soars up to heaven “.

Finally, a relief found in the ruins of the courtyard depicts Syrian brown bears. Archeological evidence suggests that Sahure’s further building activities were concentrated in Abusir, where he constructed his pyramid, and its immediate vicinity which probably housed his sun temple. Hinrichs, Leipzig — Publication of Borchardt’s excavations. Sahure’s valley temple was located on the shores of Abusir lake. This contradicts older, alternative theories according to which Sahure was the son of queen Khentkawes I[24] believed to be the wife of the last pharaoh of the preceding 4th DynastyShepseskaf and a brother to either Userkaf or Neferirkare.


During the 19th Dynasty, prince Khaemwaseta son of Ramesses IIundertook restoration works throughout Egypt on pyramids and temples which had fallen into ruin. Any speculation about the function and significance of pyramid temple reliefs is, of course, closely linked to general questions concerning the function of the temples and their various rooms.

In the center of the temple was a small T-shaped hall with two columns.

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Since Egyptian artists repeated a rather circumscribed set of iconographie configurations from temple to borchrdt and from wall to wall, Egyptologists have been able to reconstruct, at least on paper, the overall compositions of a fair number of Old Kingdom royal reliefs.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The granite architrave was inscribed with the complete royal titulary of Sahure and supported limestone ceiling slabs decorated with stars on a blue background.

For an overview of scenes in royal temples, see Porter and Mosspp. The lengthened proportions of the main figure can be understood as regional style.

This construction strategy is clearly visible in later unfinished pyramids, in particular the Pyramid of Neferefre. A bordhardt motivation for Sahure’s decision was the presence of the sun temple of Userkaf. Each magazine room contained a staircase to the second floor, some stairways being carved directly into the masonry of the wall.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art. In particular, the same names are quoted for the local chieftains.

These investigations remained superficial, however, and no serious excavations of the pyramid took sahurd at the time, due mainly to its state of ruin. The Pyramids of Egypt.

Early History of borrchardt Middle East 3rd ed. Brugsch, Heinrich Karl []. It apparently consisted of campaigns against the Libyans in the Western desert. There are indications that pyramid precincts of the Fourth Dynasty achieved with a rich statuary program what in the Fifth and Sixth Dynasty precincts was expressed in reliefs.


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Urkunden des Alten Reichs. For the statues borchardf the five chambers behind the central courtyard, the niched doorway functioned as a kind of birth canal, through which the king— after being revived by the statue cult—stepped down into the courtyard to perform his heroic deeds.

This decision was possibly motivated by the presence of the sun temple of Userkaf in Abusir, the first such temple of the Fifth Dynasty. The ensemble was built of and clad with sahrue Tura limestone and extensively decorated and worked throughout. The skill with which the register system was adapted to narrative requirements in these reliefs is evident in a block cat. However, Stadel-mannp. From the hall, a large granite door led brochardt an open courtyard, which was lined with 16 monolithic pink granite columns supporting a monumental granite architrave.

For the very similar reliefs in the chapels that were erected over the northern entrances into the pyramids, from Djedkare-Isesi onward, see Lauer and Leclantpp. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Here again, Sahure’s temple sabure as an example for his successors: It housed a black granite statue of the king.

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South of Egypt, a stele bearing Sahure’s name was discovered in the diorite quarries located in the desert north-west of Abu Simbel in Lower Nubia.

Borchardt’s work was very thorough and a further survey undertaken by Vito Maragioglio and Celeste Rinaldi in the early s yielded no fundamentally new results. Sahure’s Causeway Archived at the Wayback Machine.

Sahure’s military career is known primarily from reliefs from his mortuary complex. Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt. The pyramid originally stood Immediately to the north of the offering chapel, a granite doorway led to five more chambers, which probably served to prepare the food offerings.