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Tamás Mekis graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2007 and gained a PhD in Egyptology in 2013. His research focuses on the Theban and Panopolitan funerary beliefs in the Late Dynastic and Ptolemaic Periods, and his publications include The Hypocephalus: an Ancient Egyptian Funerary Amulet (Archaeopress 2020).
This book identifies a key figure in the family that reused the Saite tomb of Ankh-Hor (TT 414) in the Asasif: Kalutj/Nes-Khonsu. Examining the funerary assemblage revealed not only details of Late Dynastic and Ptolemaic burial customs in Thebes but also additional information on the priesthood of Khonsu and of the sacred baboons in this era. READ MORE
Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access
The hypocephalus is an element of Late Period and Ptolemaic funerary equipment—an amuletic disc placed under the head of mummies. Its shape emulates the sun’s disc, and its form is planar (although it is occasionally concave). This volume analyses the written records and iconography of these objects. READ MORE
Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00