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Other tombs: queens and commoners in the Kings' Valley

Bickel, Susanne. (2016) Other tombs: queens and commoners in the Kings' Valley. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings. Oxford, pp. 230-242.

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Abstract

More than half of the tombs in the Kings’ Valley were not designed for kings. The Valley also served –at certain periods– as a necropolis for people other than pharaohs. Regarding these “other tombs” many research questions still remain open. Because these non-royal tombs are almost systematically undecorated and sometimes even rather crude, they have retained very little scholarly attention until recently. They form, however, a most interesting and specific group of sepulchers not only within the Kings’ Valley, but within the entire Theban necropolis. Although they share certain common features, their architecture shows a great typological variety. The social spectrum of tomb owners seems restricted to royal family and intimate entourage.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ägyptologie > Ägyptologie (Bickel)
UniBasel Contributors:Bickel, Susanne
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:978-0-19-993163-7
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
Last Modified:11 Sep 2017 15:22
Deposited On:11 Sep 2017 15:22

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