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Nut Before the Pyramid Texts: An Exploration

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Although Nut appears in the Pyramid Texts more times than any other goddess and functions as a, if not the, major player in assisting the king on his journey from the sarcophagus and burial chamber to the next world, little discussion has occurred addressing her origins or roles prior to her late fifth dynasty appearance in Unas’s pyramid. Certainly, like other deities and the content of these texts in general, she did not appear in this role full-blown in these texts, as is increasingly being demonstrated in discussions of the origins of the mortuary texts generally. Thus one would expect to find materials about her predating the Pyramid Texts. The current paper will seek to bring together what is known and what has been suggested about Nut with the expectation of at least beginning a conversation about her roles within the mortuary materials, roles which remain fairly consistent throughout the history of ancient Egypt. The major questions include the following: What is her history prior to the Pyramid Texts? Where did she originate? When? Why? And how did she come to have the dominant role in which she appears in the pyramids? In fact exactly from where did her roles originate?

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Name: The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt
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Hollis, Susan. "Nut Before the Pyramid Texts: An Exploration" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Renaissance Providence Hotel, Providence, RI, Apr 27, 2012 <Not Available>. 2014-12-12 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p561146_index.html>

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Hollis, S. T. , 2012-04-27 "Nut Before the Pyramid Texts: An Exploration" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Renaissance Providence Hotel, Providence, RI Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-12-12 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p561146_index.html

Publication Type: Abstract Proposal
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Abstract: Although Nut appears in the Pyramid Texts more times than any other goddess and functions as a, if not the, major player in assisting the king on his journey from the sarcophagus and burial chamber to the next world, little discussion has occurred addressing her origins or roles prior to her late fifth dynasty appearance in Unas’s pyramid. Certainly, like other deities and the content of these texts in general, she did not appear in this role full-blown in these texts, as is increasingly being demonstrated in discussions of the origins of the mortuary texts generally. Thus one would expect to find materials about her predating the Pyramid Texts. The current paper will seek to bring together what is known and what has been suggested about Nut with the expectation of at least beginning a conversation about her roles within the mortuary materials, roles which remain fairly consistent throughout the history of ancient Egypt. The major questions include the following: What is her history prior to the Pyramid Texts? Where did she originate? When? Why? And how did she come to have the dominant role in which she appears in the pyramids? In fact exactly from where did her roles originate?


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