Udjahorresnet and Petosiris were two parallel individuals who lived during a period of foreign conquest. Each left behind a monument detailing their complex relationships with these foreign powers. This article examines the statue of Udjahorresnet and the tomb of Petosiris in tandem with current theories of resistance present in postcolonial archaeology to interrogate possible hostilities between the Egyptian elite and their foreign rulers. This article contributes to postcolonial and resistance theory by shifting away from an emphasis on intent and instead focus on how monuments could be read as resistance.
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