16 novembre 2023

Conférence par Sébastien Biston-Moulin “Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III in the Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak” — 16 Nov. 2023

Conférence de Sébastien Biston-Moulin (CNRS, Univ. Montpellier III UMR ASM/ENiM) sur ses travaux à Karnak et les règnes d'Hatchepsout et de Thoutmosis III.

Abstract :

The Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak is Egypt’s largest preserved temple, sprawling across its vast 25-hectare enclosure. Although this monument underwent numerous later additions, the very essence of the temple can be largely attributed to the efforts of Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III. Their reign, marked by the emergence of Queen Hatshepsut as a second king alongside the legitimate one, left a wealth of architectural, iconographic, and textual evidence within Karnak’s sacred precinct. Following the queen’s passing, Thutmosis III assumed sole sovereignty, and took a keen interest in this temple dedicated to the god overseeing the rightful transmission of kingship—a choice that is easily understood in the light of the turbulent times he lived in. This presentation will focus on the latest advancements in the field regarding the monuments from the reigns of Hatshepsut and Thutmosis III at Karnak, which have been the subject of extensive research over the past decade, providing new insights into this very intriguing period.

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