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Slab of Pepi II king 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 slab was found beneath the sand of the Ptolemaic temple at Kopyos (Qift). At the left side, the figure of the king Pepi II looks to the right. Before him, the rope-border cartouche containing the birth-name and throne-name of the king (Pepy Neferkara) appears. Below, we can see a frieze of djed pillar signs alternating with girdle ties of Isis (each surmounted by Hathor head). From Koptos, Egypt. Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, 23rd century 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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