Egyptian limestine fragment with Kheker frieze

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016
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This limestone block was carved with a kheker frieze at the upper part. At the lower middle part, we can see the the double plume headdress of the god Min; on its either side, the hieroglyphic inscriptions of "Koptos" appear. From Kopotos (Qift), Egypt. 12th Dynasty, 1580-1550 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). Egyptian limestine fragment with Kheker frieze. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4680/egyptian-limestine-fragment-with-kheker-frieze/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Egyptian limestine fragment with Kheker frieze." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2016. Web. 20 Oct 2021.