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The inundation stela of Sebekhotpe VIII

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A fragmentary stela found in the third pylon at in the temple of Amon-Re at Karnak in Egypt is dated to year 4 of Sebekhotpe VIII, 4 shomu, the epagomenal days. The text on the verso mentions a great inundation, which flooded the weskhet-hall of the temple. The king went to the temple (probably to take precautions) and was seen wading in the water. The coincidence of date and flood allowed a full re-enactment of creation: by wading in the flood in the temple the king was coming as near as he ...

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Journal:
Acta Orientalia
Volume:
36
Pages:
39-54
ISSN:
0001-6438
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uuid:f0914ff3-bc93-4525-951d-870f1782fe99
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ora:941

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