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Davies, Norman de Garis  
The tomb of Nakht at Thebes — New York, 1917

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CONTENTS

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PREFACE............ . ix

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.........xvii

INTRODUCTION ........... xxi

CHAPTER I

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THE NECROPOLIS OF THEBES . . .....i

Its Character and Extent. The Theban necropolis; the
western mountains; extent of the necropolis; burial-places in
the foothills; and in the cliffs; mortuary temples . . . . 3

The Art of the Necropolis. Influence of local conditions on
architecture and art; the Theban school and its methods; the
inconspicuous artist...........5

Its Creative Ideas. Faith in the future and the psychology
behind it; the future state; attitude toward eschatological
problems; a purely biographical impulse lacking in the
tombs; clarity of thought not to be expected; an era ends
with the Eighteenth Dynasty.........8

The Form of the Tomb. The form of the tomb depends
little on practical considerations; the royal tombs betray the
double motive; the city house; the country bungalow; the
latter type imitated in the rock-tomb; early expressions of

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