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In the year of the dragon. Where is the dragon's tomb (sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel))

Vasily Beregovoi • Drawings and illustrations, 2024
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Subject and objects: Literary scene
Technique: Pencil
Materials: Paper
Date of creation: 2024
Region: Luts'k
Location: Vasily Beregovoi

Description of the artwork «In the year of the dragon. Where is the dragon's tomb (sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel to the sequel))»

"The underground canals leading to the Nile still show the water level in the river. Nearby stood the gate of Mentuhotep II (moved to the Cairo Museum). East of the lake there are several early Christian buildings, which may be associated with the monastic activity of the disciples of Pachomius the Great. The Roman mammis is an auxiliary building built during the reigns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius, with numerous reliefs showing Trajan making offerings to Egyptian deities. Marshall Clagett. Ancient Egyptian Science: A Source Book. - Diane, 1989. - ISBN 0-87169-214-7. William Henry, Davenport Adams. Egypt Past and Present: Described and Illustrated. - T. Nelson and Sons, 1885. - С. 218-226. - 380 с. Frank Dörnenburg. Electric lights in Egypt? - 2004. Fischer, H.G. Dendera in the third millennium B.C. down to the theban domination of upper Egypt. - New York: J.J. Augustin publisher, 1968. Verner, Miroslav; Bryson-Gustova, Anna. Dendera: The Heliopolis of Hathor. Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt. - Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2013. - С. 442-481. - ISBN 977-416-563-2. Notes: Samarina N.D. Hathoric Columns in the Monuments of Ancient Egyptian Architecture // Regional Architectural and Artistic Schools. - 2015. - № 1. - С. 282-287. Kipfer, Barbara Ann. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology. - New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2000. - P. 153. - ISBN 0-306-46158-7. Bard, Kathryn A. Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt : [English]. - Routledge, 2005. - P. 252. - ISBN 978-1-134-66525-9. Archived July 8, 2023 at the Wayback Machine mondial, UNESCO Centre du patrimoine Pharaonic temples in Upper Egypt from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods - UNESCO World Heritage Centre. UNESCO Centre du patrimoine mondial. Date of access: August 15, 2023. Archived April 27, 2023. Wilkinson, Richard H. The Temples of Ancient Egypt. - Thames & Hudson, 2000. - P. 149. - ISBN 9780500051009. Mahaffy, John Pentland. A History of Egypt Under the Ptolemaic Dynasty. - Methuen & Co., 1899. - P. 251. Orekhov R. A. Data of the Westkar papyrus on the level of the Nile floods in the reign of Snofru and in the second half of the XII dynasty / Center for Egyptological Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences // Vostok. Afro-Asian societies: history and modernity. - 2015. - № 5. - С. 56-73. - ISSN 0869-1908. — doi:10.31857/S086919080001849-0. Alison Roberts. Hathor Rising: The Secret Power of Ancient Egypt. - Northgate Publishers, 1995. - P. 16. - 286 p. - ISBN 9780952423300. Alliot, Maurice. Le culte d'Horus à Edfou au temps des Ptolémées. - Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1949. - С. 325. - 873 с. Mariette Auguste. Dendérah: description générale du grand temple de cette ville. - 5 Bde. - 1870-1874. John H. Rogers, "Origins of the ancient constellations: I. The Mesopotamian traditions Archived August 9, 2017 at the Wayback Machine", Journal of the British Astronomical Association 108 (1998) 9-28 Zodiac of Dendera Archived April 23, 2017 at the Wayback Machine, epitome. (Exhibition, Leic. square). J. Haddon, 1825. "Egypt's Most Wanted: An Antiquities Wish List". HISTORY.com. Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Date of access: February 24, 2018. Waitkus, Wolfgang. Die Texte in den unteren Krypten des Hathortempels von Dendera : ihre Aussagen zur Funktion und Bedeutung dieser Räume. - Mainz: P. von Zabern, 1997. - 295 S. - ISBN 3805323220. Childress, D. H. Technology of the gods: the incredible sciences of the ancients // Kempton, Ill: Adventures Unlimited Press. 2000. ISBN 0-932813-73-9 The mystery of the Denderah lamps. Another Reality. othereal.ru. Date of access: September 27, 2018. Archived July 17, 2014. Electricity in ancient times // WUFOC and NÄRKONTAKT Archived May 25, 2005.". About "the only complete map of the ancient sky that we have" it is desirable to be more detailed: "The Dendera zodiac is an ancient Egyptian astronomical bas-relief in the temple complex of Hathor in Dendera. It was on the ceiling of the pronaos (portico) of the chapel dedicated to Osiris. It contains images of the 12 signs of the zodiac. Construction of the chapel began in the late Ptolemaic period; its pronaos was added under Emperor Tiberius. This allowed Champollion to date the relief to the Greco-Roman period, but most of his contemporaries attributed it to the New Kingdom. This relief, which John H. Rogers characterized as "the only complete map of the ancient sky we have," presumably served as the basis on which later astronomical systems were built. The zodiac is now in France (since 1821), in the Louvre (since 1922). The zodiac is a planisphere or map of the stars in projection on a plane that shows the 12 constellations of the zodiacal belt, which form 36 decans of 10 days each, and the planets. The decans are groups of stars of first magnitude; they were used in the ancient Egyptian calendar, which was based on a lunar cycle of about 30 days and the heliacal rising of the star Sotis (Sirius). The image of the zodiac of round shape is unique for the art of Ancient Egypt, more typical are rectangular zodiacs, which can be seen in the portico of the same temple. The celestial dome is depicted by a disk, which is held by four celestial columns in the form of women, between which are spirits with the heads of falcons. On the first ring, 36 spirits symbolize the 360 days of the ancient Egyptian year. On the inner circle one can see the constellations that form the signs of the zodiac. Some of them are depicted in familiar Greco-Roman iconographic images (e.g. Aries, Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn, although most of the images differ significantly from those adopted in ancient Greece. Aquarius is depicted as the god of floods, Hapi, who holds two vases from which water flows in streams. Rogers noted the kinship of the iconography of the unlike Greek images with the three tablets of the Seleucid Zodiac, and both of them with the images on kudurru, the Babylonian boundary stones. That is, Rogers considered the Dendera zodiac to be "a complete copy of the Mesopotamian zodiac." During Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, Dominique Vivant-Denon sketched the round, better known, and rectangular zodiacs of the Temple of Hathor. In 1802, at the conclusion of the campaign, Denon published engravings of the temple ceiling in his Voyage dans la Basse et la Haute Egypte. The publication sparked controversy concerning the dating of the zodiac: opinions were divided from tens of thousands to thousands or to hundreds of years. It was also unclear whether the zodiac was a planisphere or an astrological chart. Antiquities dealer Sebastien-Louis Saulnier hired Claude Lelorraine to remove the zodiac from the temple. The zodiac was brought to Paris in 1821, and in 1822 it was placed by Louis XVIII in the Royal Library (later called the Bibliothèque Nationale de France). In 1922 the zodiac was moved to the Louvre.John H. Rogers, "Origins of the ancient constellations: I. The Mesopotamian traditions Archived August 9, 2017 at the Wayback Machine", Journal of the British Astronomical Association 108 (1998) 9-28. Zodiac of Dendera Archived copy dated April 23, 2017 at the Wayback Machine, epitome. (Exhibition, Leic. square). J. Haddon, 1825. Marchant, Jo. Decoding the ancient Egyptians' stone sky map // New Scientist : magazine. - 2010. - July 5. Archived December 23, 2017. Rogers 1998:10. Abigail Harrison Moore, "Voyage: Dominique-Vivant Denon and the transference of images of Egypt", Art History 25.4 (2002:531-549). Zodiac of Dendera Archived April 23, 2017 at the Wayback Machine, epitome. (Exhib., Leicester Square). J. Haddon, 1825. Notice sur le voyage de M. Lelorrain en Egypte: et observations sur le ... - Sébastien L. Saulnier - Google Livres. Date of access: october 2, 2017. Archived October 10, 2014.Sébastien Louis Saulnier, Claude Lelorrain, Notice sur le voyage de M. Lelorrain en Égypte at Google Books, Éditions Sétier, 1822. Nicolas B. Halma, Examen et explication du zodiaque de Denderah comparé au globe céleste antique d'Alexandrie, Éditions Merlin, 1822. J. Chabert, L. D. Ferlus, Mahmoud Saba, Explication du zodiaque de Denderah (Tentyris), Éditions Guiraudet, 1822. Charles de Hesse, La pierre zodiacale du Temple de Dendérah, Éditions André Seidelin, 1824. Franz Joseph Lauth. Les zodiaques de Denderah, Éditions C. Wolf et Fils, 1865. Letronne Antoine-Jean, Analyse critique des représentations zodiacales de Dendéra et d'Esné, Imprimerie Royale, 1855. Jean Saint-Martin, Notice sur le zodiaque de Denderah, Éditions C.J. Trouvé, 1822. Jean-Baptiste Prosper Jollois; René Édouard de Villiers du Terrage, Recherches sur les bas-reliefs astronomiques des Égyptiens, Carilian-Goeury, 1834. Jacques-Joseph Champollion-Figeac, Égypte ancienne in Google Books, Firmin Didot, 1832. Buchwald, Jed Z. et Diane Greco Josefowicz, Le zodiaque de Paris: controverse au sujet d'un artefact égyptien antique qui a suscité un débat moderne entre la science et la religion, Princeton University Press, 2011. Éric Aubourg, La date de conception du temple d'Hathor à Dendérah, BIFAO, 1995 Sylvie Cauville: Le temple de Dendérah, IFAO, 1995, Le temple d'Isis à Dendéra, BSFE 123, 1992, Le zodiaque d'Osiris, Peeters, 1997. L'Œil de Ré, Pygmalion, 1999. Jean-Baptiste Biot, Recherches sur plusieurs points de l'astronomie égyptienne appliquées aux monuments astronomiques trouvés en Égypte in Google Books, Firmin Didot, 1823." Now he needs to consider where on this star chart, consisting, like the star chart in the Mound of Cytor, of three concentric circles, is the constellation of the Dragon located? Continuation follows. Beregovoy V.I. "In the Year of the Dragon. Where is the Tomb of the Dragon?".