Jebel Dosha

Jebel Dosha is a sandstone promontory right beside the Nile, on the western river bank between Soleb and Sedeinga in Northern State in Sudan. It features a rock-cut chapel of Thutmose III, similar to the contemporary Temple of Ellesyia as well as several stelae and rock inscriptions of New Kingdom date.[1]

Jebel Dosha
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Rock-chapel of Thutmose III with remains of decoration to right of entrance and, above to the left, stela of Seti I
Jebel Dosha is located in Sudan
Jebel Dosha
Shown within Sudan
LocationNorthern State, Sudan
RegionNubia
Coordinates20°30′N 30°18′E / 20.500°N 30.300°E / 20.500; 30.300Coordinates: 20°30′N 30°18′E / 20.500°N 30.300°E / 20.500; 30.300
TypeSanctuary

The chapelEdit

The rock-cut chapel, which overlooks the Nile, contains partly lost inscriptions and wall-decoration of Thutmose III. In the back wall of the chapel there are three largely disfigured seated statues.

Rock inscriptions and stelaeEdit

 
Sunk relief with Amenemopet, offering to a Lunar God and to Satet

In the early Ramesside period several stelae, mostly commissioned by the Viceroy of Kush Amenemopet, were added. One of the stelae shows Seti I making an offering to the gods Khnum, Satet and Anket; another, done in sunk relief, shows a kneeling Amenemopet offering to a lunar god and to the goddess Satet. Several groups of striding figures are carved into the jebel rock.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Susie Green; ‘Creating a Virtual Reconstruction of the Seti I Inscription at Jebel Dosha’; Sudan & Nubia 17 – 2013; pp. 18-23.
  2. ^ William Vivian Davies; The Egyptian Inscriptions at Jebel Dosha, Sudan.