Theological Defences of the Canopic Gate in the Saïte Period: Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology 9 [Hardback]

Anne-Sophie von Bomhard (Author)

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ISBN: 9781905905409 | Published by: Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology | Series: Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology | Volume: 9 | Year of Publication: 2018 | Language: English 200p, 103




Theological Defences of the Canopic Gate in the Saïte Period

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This work explores the theological defences conceived by the Egyptians at Thonis-Heracleion to guard the Canopic gate, which in the Saïte period was the main entrance to the port of Thonis-Heracleion, the entry-point to Egypt for foreign vessels. The divine forces, including Khonsu-Thoth and Neith, were deployed alongside military forces that were also located at the Canopic gate. The temple to Khonsu-Thoth, Lord of the Gezirah, was dedicated by Amasis, and also served to legitimate the power of the Saïte kings. This study brings together a range of material evidence for these theological defences.

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