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'Megahed M, Vymazalová H, 2011: Ancient Egyptian royal circumcision from the pyramid complex of Djedkare. Anthropologie (Brno) 49, 2: 155-164'.
Male circumcision in ancient Egypt is well documented in representative scenes in tombs, as well as in physical remains of Egyptian people from various periods. Scenes showing the operation of circumcision are however very rare and only a few examples have been preserved from the millennia of Egyptian history. This paper presents another example of such a scene, which was found on a relief fragment discovered in the pyramid complex of the Fifth Dynasty king Djedkare. At the moment, it is the oldest preserved depiction of this operation known so far, and it probably played a ritual function within the king's pyramid complex decoration program.
Ancient Egypt - Djedkare - Relief - Circumcision

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