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  • Record Number: 1351
  • Title on Photograph: THEBES, 1,500 BC
  • Material: MAP
  • Comments on Photo: IMAGE FROM: ONIANS, JOHN (2004), ATLAS OF WORLD ART. LAURENCE KING PUBLISHING LTD. MAP 2, PAGE 39.
  • Comments on Subject: THE CITY OF THEBES (MODERN LUXOR), WAS THE SITE OF THE STATE GOD AMUN'S TEMPLE, KARNAK. NEARBY TEMPLES HONOURED HIS CONSORT MUT ADN FALCONHEADED MONTU. IN THE ANNUAL OPET FESTIVAL, DURING THE FLOOD SEASON, AMUN WAS CARRIED TO LUXOR TO BE UNITED WITH THE REIGNING KING. FOR THE BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL OF THE VALLEY, AMUN CROSSED THE RIVER TO ROYAL MORTUARY TEMPLES ON THE WEST BANK. PEOPLE CELBRATED WITH FEASTS AND VISITED FAMILY TOMBS. EVERY 10 DYAS, A FORM OF AMUN - AMUNEMOPET - WAS CARRIED TO MEDINET HABU, AND THE OFFERINGS OF FOOD AND DRINK MADE DURING THIS PROCESSIONS WERE BELIEED TO URTURE THE DEAD IN THE AFTERLIFE.
  • Group: ANCIENT WORLD ART
  • Bibliography: ATLAS OF WORLD ART
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