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[Manifestations de l'Ifao] :
Les conférences de l’Ifao
Recently discovered papyri and ostraca from the mortuary temple of Thutmose III
La conférence aura lieu en anglais.
Recent excavations at the mortuary temple of Thutmose III at Thebes have resulted in a much better understanding of this institution. Despite the relatively poor state of preservation of the temple itself, work there has unearthed the remains of the only surviving temple archive of the New Kingdom. The uniqueness of the find, as well as its fragmentary nature, means that contextualizing it can be a challenge, but comparisons with temple archives from earlier periods like those from Abusir (c. 2450 BC) and Lahun (c. 1800 BC), as well as later ritual texts, help shed light on various types of practices attested in these documents. The lecture will present an overview of the material and offer some preliminary thoughts on its interpretation and importance.