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Encyclopedia > Execration Texts

Execration texts are hieratic texts upon which the names of loathed people were written, in Ancient Egypt. In context, this was most often enemies of the Egyptian state or troublesome neighbors. The texts were most often written upon statues or clay/stone blocks and destroyed. The pieces were usually put near tombs or ritual sites. The process of breaking the names and burying them was intended to be a sort of ceremonial magic. This practice was most common during the 18th century BC. Development of hieratic script from hieroglyphs; after Champollion. ... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... // Events 1787 - 1784 BC -- Amorite conquests of Uruk and Isin 1786 BC -- Egypt: Queen Sobekneferu died. ...


Sources

  • A History of Ancient Egypt by Nicolas Grimal (blackwell publishing)

 
 

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