Stela of Idi 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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Only this part of a large limestone stela has survived. At the lower end, there is a head of a man with a beard (originally painted with red). The hieroglyphic inscriptions read "the head lector priest, sole companion, ... stolist of the gods, scribe of god's books, ... embalmer-priest of Anubis, ..., head of great ones, revered before Osiris Foremost of the Westerners Lord of Abydos". The horizontal hieroglyphic line over the head preserves the title "overseer of god's servants". From Abydos, Egypt. 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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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 21). Stela of Idi from the Old Kingdom of Egypt. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4670/stela-of-idi-from-the-old-kingdom-of-egypt/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stela of Idi from the Old Kingdom of Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4670/stela-of-idi-from-the-old-kingdom-of-egypt/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stela of Idi from the Old Kingdom of Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2016. Web. 30 Jul 2021.