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Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde

Ed. by Bickel, Susanne / Fischer-Elfert, Hans-Werner / Loprieno, Antonio / Richter, Tonio Sebastian

Editorial Board: Baines, John / Blumenthal, Elke / Budka, Julia / Parkinson, Richard / Ryholt, Kim / Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes / Winand, Jean

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Volume 96, Issue 1


Eine ramessidische Sonnenuhr im Tal der Könige

Prof. Dr. Susanne Bickel / Dr. Rita Gautschy
Published Online: 2014-06-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zaes-2014-0001


A vertical sundial, painted on a limestone ostracon, was found in an area of Ramesside workmen’s huts during investigations undertaken by the University of Basel Kings’ Valley Project between tombs KV 29 and KV 61. It turns out to be one of the oldest devices of this kind and one of only a few with a secure provenance. As with all devices of time measuring of this type, the accuracy is relative and depends on the period of the year. The precision of the sundial was, however, perfectly suit­ed to regulate the shifts of the workmen and their re­creation breaks.

Keywords: Valley of the Kings; sun dial; Ramesside Period; organisation of work

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Published Online: 2014-06-12

Published in Print: 2014-06-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, Volume 96, Issue 1, Pages 3–14, ISSN (Online) 2196-713X, ISSN (Print) 0044-216X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zaes-2014-0001.

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