The rock inscriptions at el-Hosh

I. Regulski

The site of el-Hôsh is situated on the west bank of the Nile, about 30km south of Edfu and 6km north of Gebel Silsila. The area is rich in prehistoric rock drawings, pharaonic rock inscriptions and later graffiti. In March 2006, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo started a preliminary survey, including recording and photography of the pharaonic rock inscriptions. A complete understanding of the texts within their geographic context requires more detailed research; this paper presents some of the clearest examples by way of introducing pharaonic activity at the site.


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To reference this article we suggest:
Regulski, I., ‘The rock inscriptions at el-Hôsh’, BMSAES 9 (2008), 51–67, http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_journals/bmsaes/issue_9/regulski.aspx

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ilona.regulski@nvic.net.eg