Stela of Hetepneb

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 December 2015

Brick tomb chapels for the richer members of the society contained stone elements inscribed in hieroglyphics with religious texts to ensure an eternal supply of offerings for the deceased. On this block, the figures of Hetepneb, a local administrator, and his wife, and the cutting of the hieroglyphs are in the provincial style typical of the area north of Thebes during the First Intermediate Period. From Dra Abu el-Nega, on the west bank at Thebes, Egypt. First Intermediate Period, circa 2100 BCE. (National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

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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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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stela of Hetepneb." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2015. Web. 27 Mar 2023.