Shunet ez Zebib

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Details of enclosure of Peribsen, showing associated offerings and Khasekhemwy enclosure behind

Shunet ez Zebib is a large mudbrick structure located in Abydos, Egypt, at 26°11′22″N 31°54′28″E / 26.18944°N 31.90778°E / 26.18944; 31.90778 and dates from the 27th century BC. It was built by King Khasekhemwy, and is similar to the smaller structure Khasekhemwy built at Nekhen.

At this site there may also be evidence for two chapels, benches, incense and beer jars.

Surrounding the structure are the foundations and remains of other similar structures built by earlier rulers.


References[edit]

  • Günter Dreyer, Ulrich Hartung, Thomas Hikade, Eva Christina Köhler, Vera Mutter,Frauke Pumpenmeier. Umm el-Qa'ab, Nachuntersuchungen im frühzeitlichen Königsfriedhof, 9./10. Vorbericht, MDAIK 54, 1998