Friday, December 20, 2013

The Ancient Nobles of Armant

Archaeologists working at the temple of Montu at Armant have had good pickings recently with the discovery of five heads with crowns, said to be of Middle Kingdom period and now two statues of nobles though without their heads.

The first is of an 18th Dynasty royal scribe and physician named Nebamon who is seated with a naos on his lap containing the God Montu. The second statue is from the 19th Dynasty, reign of King Ramses II of a high priest of Montu, called Ramose.

Ramose is already known through another statue and a representation in the Theban tomb of Khonsu.

Photo: J. Maucor

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