Lintel of Amenhotep II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 15 July 2016

Two symmetrical scenes showed the king presenting pots of water or wine to Amun-Ra, "King of the Gods". Half a century later, during the Amarna Period, King Akhenaten had the figures and name of the god erased. The damage was later repaired on the orders of King Seti I of the 19th Dynasty. The affected areas, if not the entire decoration, were re-carved (with changes) on a slightly deeper surface. The restoration is mentioned in the hieroglyphic columns between the deity's seated figures. 18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep II, circa 1427-1400 BCE. From Bubastis (Tell Basta), reused in the temple of Bastet, Egypt. (The British Museum, London).

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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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