Jar of Pepi I

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 September 2019

The hieroglyphic signs on this calcite-alabaster ovoid jar mention the name the Egyptian pharaoh Pepi I and his Sed festival, in addition to naming the pyramid complex of Pepi I (r. 2335-2285 BCE) at Memphis, the capital of the Old Kingdom.

Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 2335-2285 BCE. From Memphis, Saqqara, Egypt. On display at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

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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