Egyptian stela from Intef blocks at a temple precinct

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016

On this fragment of a limestone stela, a man sits, facing to the right; behind him, a trace of a women appears. The hieroglyphs mention a reference to an acquisition of three different kinds of animals. From the pavement of Intef blocks in the Middle Kingdom temple precinct at Koptos (Qift), Egypt. First Intermediate Period, 2181-2055 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (With thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).



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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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