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Title: The Shrines of Hathor and Amenhotep in Western Thebes in the Ptolemaic Period
Author(s): LANCIERS, Eddy
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 44    Date: 2014   
Pages: 105-125
DOI: 10.2143/AS.44.0.3044801

Abstract :
The archive of Totoes (P. Tor. Botti and PSI IX 1016-1025) contains references to a temple of Hathor ‘on the mountain’ and a temple of Hathor ‘in the necropolis’. On the basis of the information in the archive and additional archaeological evidence, it can be shown that both terms refer to the temple of Hathor in Deir el-Medina. The opinion that there still existed a sanctuary of Hathor in Deir el-Bahari in the Ptolemaic period cannot be maintained. The terms ‘upper ml’ and ‘lower ml’ of Amenhotep son of Hapu in the same archive do not necessarily designate two sanctuaries in Deir el-Bahari: the ‘lower ml’ may have been a chapel located close to Amenhotep’s mortuary temple or in another area of the Theban necropolis.

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