Temple Remains at Hierakonpolis mid-4th century BCE

$3.95

Map Code: Ax00041

Hierakonpolis was the capital of predynastic and early dynastic Upper Egypt. Its temple, built as a shrine to local hawk god, Horus, dates to c. 3400 BCE. It was first excavated in 1898. A clay-covered pile of discarded sacred objects, ‘the main deposit’, yielded numerous artefacts including a golden hawk head, ivory and stone carvings and, most importantly, a grindstone palette which tells the story of Namer, now established as the first king of a unified Egypt and 1st Dynasty. Built in several phases and occupying one sixth of the walled town, the early formal temple consisted of an oval courtyard with mud bricks and a compressed mud floor, a sand mound, used for dedications and enclosed by a sandstone revetment. It also had a timber façade. A stone complex was added during the Old Kingdom and it is here the ‘main deposit’ was located.

Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing Personal Subscription – Annually
HIGH QUALITY IMAGE DOWNLOADS
All of our downloadable maps are provided as JPEG at 300 DPI and a minimum of 1500px wide.
  • Different Formats

  • Request Variations

  • Institution Subscriptions

Qty: