Cleopatra - The search for the last Queen of Egypt

Piece of a Black Granite Shrine
and Molding

Piece of a Black Granite Shrine
The molding replicates precisely the hieroglyphic inscriptions of this piece of the Naos of the Decades. The texts proved to be of great importance for the understanding of the Egyptian calendar and astrology. This piece belongs to a black granite shrine which dates to the 4th century BC.

© Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundation, Photo: Christoph Gerigk

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