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Ahmed M. Mekawy Ouda

Weret-hekau“Great of Magic” in the Religious Landscape of Ancient Egypt

This research investigates the materiality and scope, within the religious landscape of Egyptian archaeology, of Weret-hekau "great of magic", attested from the third millennium BC to the third century AD (a) as name or title of goddesses (b) as a term for royal crowns, and for the ceremonial broad collar.

Funding organisation

  • Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt, Egyptian Cultural Bureau in London

Supervisors

 Educational background

  • BA, Egyptology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, 2001
  • MA, "The God Shesmu to the End of the Late Period", Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University

Ouda, A., 2012. The Canopic Box of NS-c3-RWD (BM EA 8539). JEA 98.

Conference presentations and talks

Who or What is Werethekau? A Problematic inscription (UC 16639), Graduate Student Conference, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, Monday 13th February 2012.

Who or What is Werethekau? A Problematic inscription (UC 16639), Current Research in Egyptology 13, Birmingham, 30th March 2012.

Werethekau 'Great of Magic, in the Religious Landscape of Ancient Egypt, British Museum, the Department of Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, Thursday 3rd May 2012.

Werethekau 'Great of Magic, in the Religious Landscape of Ancient Egypt. Swansea University, Egypt Centre, Wednesday 17th October 2012.

  • The Goddess Werethekau suckles Tutankhamun

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