During the 2003-04 Season of the North Kharga Oasis Survey (NKOS), a hitherto unnoticed serekh (royal name) of an Early Dynastic pharaoh was discovered. The inscription was found along the Darb Ain Amur, the ancient caravan route that connected Kharga Oasis (from the site of Umm el-Dabadib) to Dakhla Oasis and points further west and south-west, into Africa proper. The name of this king, not attested elsewhere, indicates that long-range expeditions across the Western Desert were organised already in the earliest dynastic period.
|Titolo:||A New Early Dynastic Serekh from the Kharga Oasis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|