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Koptos, Early Dynastic finds

All architectural structures of a Naqada-Early Dynastic temple at Koptos are destroyed. Special finds, including the Koptos lions (today in the Petrie Museum) and three monumental statues (now in Cairo and Oxford), dating to this period demonstrate the importance Koptos at this time.

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small finds
reconstruction of the temple
"Koptos lions'
UC 15388, mace head from Koptos
Koptos, a 3d reconstruction of the Early Dynastic temple
UC 35294, Koptos lion

Further reading:

  • Kemp 2000 (on the Min colossi and a reconstruction of the temple in the Early Dynastic time)



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