JAEA 4

Cover Credit : Franck Monnier.

Volume 4

2020

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A new survey of the upper chambers of Snefru’s pyramids at Dahshur (p. 1)

Franck Monnier

This article presents a new survey of the corbelled chambers within Snefru’s Bent and Red pyramids at Dahshur, based on photogrammetry work carried out by French company Iconem in 2018. As a consultant to the project, the author was involved in the research design and gave the company guidance on where to focus their efforts to optimize data acquisition and survey effectiveness. Once the data was processed, an analysis of the architecture was carried out and is reported here for the first time. The site survey history including pre-existing reports for the spaces of interest are first reviewed. The 3-dimensional digital models of the interior spaces are then analyzed. High-quality photogrammetry images from the project are presented here, along with new diagrams and a new description of the formation history of the funerary chambers.

Published 21 December 2019 1527 Views 317 Downloads

An animal embalming complex at Saqqara (p. 19)

Tatjana Beuthe

This paper is a new examination of the original find context of the Saqqara lion tables (CG 1321–2) in ‘Gallery C’, an underground structure in the Step Pyramid complex. The substructure may date to the 1st millennium BCE, and this structure was likely part of an embalming complex for the Apis or other sacred animals. The adjacent Western Galleries were probably re-used during this period as an animal necropolis.

Published 26 January 2020 637 Views 100 Downloads