Theological Defences of the Canopic Gate in the Saite Period : Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology 9, Hardback Book

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

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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 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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 200 pages, 103
  • Publisher: Oxford University School of Archaeology
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology
  • ISBN: 9781905905409

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