domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2014


The oldest Nebka cartouche pieces are those in the inscriptions of the Akhetaa mastaba (Saqqara Q 3345-3346) and others from Abusir now in Berlin and Leipzig Museums (Kahl et al. 1995 p.202-5(Nebka), 140-51(Sanakht)).
All the attestations of his name are in N. Swelim (op. cit. p.189); there is also an impression on clay jar-stoppers which was found by Quibell (Archaic Mastabas 1923 p.34) in the Saqqara Third Dynasty tomb S2322 (c. 40 m. east of Ruaben S2302).
The Horus name SANAKHT is among those ones found in Sinai near the Wadi Maghara; useful the comparison these reliefs to try to extabilish a stilistical relative sequence of Sanakht as predecessor or follower of Djoser (see the apparently more archaic style in the relief on W.S. Smith H.S.P.O.K. in the plate 30c ).
Even if, as it was said, the name Sanakht appears at Bet Khallaf , no trace has been found here of a mastaba that might be surely have been his own; it has been (not merely speculatively) suggested , that the first building- phase (Mastaba I) of Djoser' s pyramid at Saqqara was a Sanakht 's effort.
Alternatively it was proposed as his burial place the pit-gallery #3 under the east side of the same pyramid,where Lauer (see in B.I.F.A.O. 79 p. 368-9) thought that Djoser did transfer Sanakht' s body.

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