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The linen-bearers procession carrying straps in both hands in the private tombs of the old kingdom


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Abstract

This article deals with the scene of the procession of linen-bearers carrying straps in both hands in the private tombs of the Old Kingdom. This scene is collected from the tombs. The positions of representations of the scene, numbers of processions in the tomb, and numbers of linen bearers in the procession are studied. Direction of the procession and distribution of this scene in the cemeteries are introduced. Identity of the tombs owners who depicted linen bearers and inscriptions accompanying the linen bearers are identified. Dating of the scene is studied.

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old kingdom, saqqara, tomb decoration, linen, linen bearers, linen straps

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