The House of Shoshenq

Aidan Dodson

in Afterglow of Empire

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9789774165313
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971280 | DOI:
The House of Shoshenq

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The Twenty-second Dynasty. Examines a possible coregency of Shoshenq I with Pasebkhanut II; Iuput, the last in a succession of Theban pontiffs; funereal innovations during Shoshenq I's reign, from 'Yellow' coffins to cartonnage shell; links to Byblos and the Levant; Biblical references; Nile level records at Karnak recording kings and pontiffs of second part of the Third Intermediate Period; the importance of the god's city Herakleopolis and possibly the origin there of the Twenty-second Dynasty during this period.

Keywords: Shoshenq I; Bubastite Portal at Karnak; Tanite necropolis; Byblos; Raptor-head royal coffins

Chapter.  8067 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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