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Burial complex of Mentuhotep II
The History of the Ancient Egyptians ^ | May 2002 | Ian Bolton

Posted on 07/27/2004 11:56:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Instead of building a 'saff' tomb like those of his predecessors, Mentuhotep II decided to build an impressive tomb by the cliffs of Deir el Bahri (the same location chosen in the 18th dynasty by Hatshepsut). A T-shaped terrace was built using masonary and by using the natural rock. The walls built on this terrace were then decorated both inside and out with painted relief carving.

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The site has some nice photos, including the title photo on the page linked here. Generally, the tomb of Hatshepsut is shown in photos, which are taken and captioned without regard to the Middle Kingdom precursor on the site. Obviously the older structure is in worse condition mostly due to age, but Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh who (in the anachronistic views common today) was suppressed by the patriarchal dominant males of her time, and that's the reason Mentuhotep's monument is generally not shown.
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1 posted on 07/27/2004 11:56:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 10/25/2004 4:14:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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3 posted on 01/27/2006 10:47:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (In the long run, there is only the short run.)
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sort of related (Mentuhotep III) and newer topic:

Archeologists Find Ancient Ship Remains
(cargo carriers between Pharaonic Egypt and Punt)
AP on Yahoo | 1/27/06 | AP
Posted on 01/27/2006 6:14:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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4 posted on 01/28/2006 8:16:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (In the long run, there is only the short run.)
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5 posted on 03/26/2006 9:02:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Yes indeed, Civ updated his profile and links pages again, on Monday, March 6, 2006.)
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BBC:
The temple-tomb of King Mentuhotep II at Deir el-Bahari, on the west bank at Luxor 11th Dynasty -- After around 2190 BC, Egypt fell to pieces, the various provinces eventually coalescing around the cities of Thebes and Herakleopolis. The resulting civil war was won by the Thebans of the 11th Dynasty, led by King Mentuhotep II. He kept the capital in the south, and there he built the tomb shown above, at a site now called Deir el-Bahari. It was a terraced temple of an unusual form, perhaps once topped by a pyramid. The burial chamber was at the end of a long tunnel beginning in the courtyard at the rear of the temple.

6 posted on 06/29/2007 9:42:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated June 27, 2007.)
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Soldier of the Pharaoh: Middle Kingdom Egypt 2055-1650 BC Soldier of the Pharaoh:
Middle Kingdom Egypt
2055-1650 BC

by Nic Fields
ill. by Peter Bull

reviewed by Biblical Archaeology Review


7 posted on 01/21/2008 12:04:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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8 posted on 01/21/2008 12:05:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__________________Profile updated Wednesday, January 16, 2008)
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