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Lisht: Tomb statue of Nekht, with stele of adoration to Ra


Fig.1: Figure of Nekht holding stele of adoration to Ra (British School of Archaeology 1917).

Licht, located near the Nile immediately east of the Fayum,  was excavated  by the British School of Archaeology. and the Metropolitan Museum.  Monuments near the Temple of Senusret I , dating from the early part of the 12th Dynasty just before 1926 BC, include the Tomb of Nekht.  This contained a statue of Nekht with a stela inscribed to Ra (fig.1).

This unique sculpture and inscription was unfortunately lost at sea during transport in a ship called the :"Arabic". This photo, from the British School of Archaeology journal of 1917, is one of the few records of it.



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