Theological Defences of the Canopic Gate in the Saite Period : Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology 9 Hardback
Part of the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology series
This work explores the theological defences conceived by the Egyptians at Thonis-Heracleion to guard the Canopic gate, which in the Saite 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 Saite kings.
This study brings together a range of material evidence for these theological defences.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages, 103
- Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
- Publication Date: 11/02/2018
- Category: Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology
- ISBN: 9781905905409