Taking a closer look at ancient Egyptian temple walls
The walls of ancient Egyptian temples tell many stories. The iconography is an important source of knowledge for understanding religion, thought or ideology. The EU-funded DecoProg project will study the iconographic programme of these temples to explain how they may reflect the needs of the kingship and legitimacy, as well as explore the relations of power and identity established during the 18th dynasty (ca. 1539-1292 BC). This was a time of ideological rebirth and political stability. The findings will shed light on the interactions between the royal and funerary worship of the sovereign in such ‘Temples of millions of years’ as well as other types of temples dedicated to deities.