Cartouche of Sahure


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 26 August 2019
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This is a detail of a larger limestone relief, which came from the Mortuary Temple of Pharaoh Sahure (25th Century BCE) at Abusir, Egypt. The cartouche of Sahure (his name means "He who is close to Re") can be seen above a procession of warriors holding spears. Sahure was the 2nd ruler of the 5th Dynasty. Old Kingdom, 5th Dynasty, 2496-2483 BCE. It is on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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