publication . Article . 2020

The Beautiful Festival of the Valley in the Graeco-Roman Period: A Revised Perspective

Lauren Dogaer;
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  • Published: 21 Dec 2020 Journal: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, volume 106, pages 205-214 (issn: 0307-5133, eissn: 2514-0582, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
<jats:p> The pharaonic Beautiful Festival of the Valley has already been studied extensively by various scholars. However, no adequate research has hitherto been carried out into the Ptolemaic and Roman Periods. This paper proposes what the final phase of the festival would have looked like and argues that it did not merge with the Decadal Festival, as became the opinio communis. The Graeco-Roman archaeological data from the Theban necropolis were plotted in GIS (ArcGIS 10.7.1) to determine that these finds can still be linked to the processional paths used for the Valley Festival, as was the case in older periods. The indications provided by the spatial distrib...
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free text keywords: Archaeology, History, Ancient history, History
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