Stela of Hesu from the Old Kingdom of Egypt

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016
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This limestone stela bears a sunk relief of a man. The man is standing and right-facing; he holds staves. At the lower right corner, a smaller scale figure of woman appears; she wears a a long dress and holds a lotus. The hieroglyphic inscriptions read "inspector of god's servants of the ka-temple of king Merenra". From Abydos, Egypt. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2345–2181 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 21). Stela of Hesu from the Old Kingdom of Egypt. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4671/stela-of-hesu-from-the-old-kingdom-of-egypt/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stela of Hesu from the Old Kingdom of Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2016. Web. 20 Oct 2021.