Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple Vol. 1

Author (Faculty): 
The Epigraphic Survey
Publication Date: 
1994
Subtitle or Series: 
The Festival Procession of Opet in the Colonnade Hall
Description: 

Publication, with translation and commentary, of facsimile plates of the scenes of the festival procession of Opet in the Colonnade Hall of Luxor Temple. Principally the work of the reign of Tutankhamun, these scenes depict the journeys of the barks of the Theban triad, and the deified ruler, from Karnak Temple to Luxor Temple, and back again. In addition to preserving important details of the people and objects invlved, the reliefs also record important texts, including songs of praise by the military escort, and archaic songs "of the drinking place," of considerable importance for the understanding of the Theban festival cycle.

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