Graffiti and rock inscriptions from Ancient Egypt : a companion to secondary epigraphy / Chloé Ragazzoli, Khaled Hassan, Chiara Salvador (eds.).

  • Le Caire : Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 2023.
  • ©2023
436 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, charts, plans ; 29 cm.


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"Graffiti, dipinti, rock-inscriptions and other additions to walls and rocks are integral to the landscape and writing practices of ancient Egypt. This book focuses on the margins of traditional ancient Egyptian epigraphic corpora. It aims to provide an all-encompassing view of graffiti practices and corpora in ancient Egypt, ranging from predynastic rock art in the Eastern Desert, to hieratic inscriptions in Middle Egyptian tombs, and demotic signatures in Karnak temple. A range of specialists present primary data from three different environments-deserts, tombs, and temples-following common lines of inquiry that aim to look beyond their textual or iconographic content and address graffiti's agency more closely. Accordingly, this book investigates the interplay between secondary inscriptions and images, the space in which they were embedded, and the audiences for whom they were intended. Despite the diversity inherent in the nature of graffiti, common paths and shared threads of discussion emerge once these inscriptions are considered as material objects and socio-cultural practices."--Page 4 of cover.
  • Based on the congress held at the Institut français d'archéologie orientale, Cairo, Egypt, June 15-17, 2019.
  • Includes glossary.
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Includes bibliographical references.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction (Chloé Ragazzoli, Khaled Hassan, Chiara Salvador)
  • Pt. 1. Deserts and landscape
  • John Coleman Darnell
  • Graffiti and Interacting Bodies in the Upper Egyptian Deserts
  • Pawel L. Polkowski
  • A Corpus of Pharaonic Petroglyphs from Dakhla Oasis : Types of Imagery and Their Place in the Landscape
  • Annie Gasse
  • Red Ink in the Quarries : Some New Lights on the Graffiti of the Wadi Hammamat
  • Roland Enmarch and Yannis Gourdon
  • Quarry Epigraphy at Hatnub
  • Dawid F. Wieczorek
  • Pharaonic Rock Inscriptions on the Eastern Mountain of Gebelein : Results of Current Epigraphic Work
  • Pierre Tallet
  • From Stelae to Rock Inscriptions : A Wide Range of Commemorative Devices for Mining Expeditions to South Sinai in the Middle Kingdom
  • Maria Nilsson and John Ward
  • Quarryscape Epigraphy : Feet and Sandals as Private Attestations at Gebel el-Silsila-Shatt el-Rigal
  • Stephan Johannes Seidlmayer
  • The Riverfront of the Town of Elephantine in the New Kingdom
  • Andreas Dorn
  • The "Eye of Horus" and other Written and Visual Evidences Explaining the Motivation to Go into the Cul-de-sac Labelled "Cirque de Herihor". Preliminary Report on the Study of Graffiti in Wadi F by the New Kingdom
  • Research Foundation Mission to the Western Wadis of the Theban Necropolis
  • Pt. 2. Tombs
  • Khaled Hassan and Chloé Ragazzoli
  • The Survey of Secondary Epigraphy in the Private Necropoleis of Middle Egypt : The Case of Meir
  • Ursula Verhœven
  • A Step Back into the Past : New Kingdom Scribal Activities in the Necropolis of Asyut
  • Chloé Ragazzoli
  • Leaving One's Name : Visitors' Inscriptions in the Theban Tombs
  • Hana Navrâtilovâ
  • Memphite New Kingdom Graffiti Corpus
  • in Pyramid Precincts
  • Nico Staring
  • Memphite New Kingdom Graffiti Corpus in Tomb Contexts
  • Pt. 3. Temples
  • Didier Devauchelle
  • Graffiti and Dipinti in the Serapeum of Memphis : Preliminary Remarks
  • Ahmed al-Taher
  • The Graffiti in the Khonsu Temple at Karnak
  • Chiara Salvador
  • Graffiti at the South-East Door of the Court of the Tenth Pylon at Karnak : Staff Only Beyond this Point?
  • Ghislaine Widmer
  • The Demotic Graffiti of Karnak : Where, When, and Why)
  • Ali Abdelhalim Ali
  • The Pictorial Graffiti in the Main Temple of Kom Ombo : A Case Study of Jackals.
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