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Title: Ptah in the domain of Amun : the presence of a northern deity in a southern landscape
Author: Ghabriel, Ikram Fawzi Temothaus
ISNI:       0000 0005 0289 6020
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2021
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The research is focusing on the cult of the god Ptah in the Theban region during the New Kingdom. It will study the introduction of his cult to the Theban theology, its chronological development with its political and social dimensions and the location and distribution of Ptah attestations in the New Kingdom Theban landscape. The particular interest of studying Theban Ptah is to understand the relationship between cults of major gods with different origins in the creation of national theology, the relationship between official cult in major temples and private cult in local chapels for the same god. The research aims to identify the mechanisms and effects in installing a new cult (that of Ptah) from one prominent and long-established city (Memphis) to another city (Thebes). It aims to discover the similarities/changes in this divine identity and theology according to the transition of the geographical place of his cult and understand the chronology of the Ptah cult at Thebes, including direct and indirect effects of the political and religious changes during the New Kingdom Egypt, e.g. Akhenaton's religious revolution. The research will study Ptah's iconography, epithets and hymns in the Theban royal and private monuments and the representations of the compound form of Ptah with the god Tatenen. It will also study the relationship between Ptah and the other divinities in Thebes, especially his relationship with the main god of Thebes - Amun-Re.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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