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Authors: Hassan, Khaled
Title: The hieratic 18th dynasty Book of the Dead of the Lady Hatnofer from the Egyptian Museum Cairo : preliminary overview
Online publication date: 23-Aug-2023
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: A few examples of Book of the Dead manuscripts in the hieratic handwriting from the beginning of the 18th dynasty were discovered. One of these early examples is the Book of the Dead that belongs to the lady Hatnofer, the mother of the renowned official Senenmut. This Book of the Dead comprises four manuscripts, i. e. two hieratic papyri, one leather roll, and one linen shroud. They are preserved in the Egyptian Museum Cairo. This paper will give a general overview of the two hieratic papyri and also will stress on some aspects and peculiarities of the hieratic handwriting, whereas the details of the script will be displayed in the study of these manuscripts. The other early examples and the reasons for using and abandoning the hieratic script at that time will be discussed in short. The scribes of the two papyri, based on palaeographic comparisons, will be displayed as well.
DDC: 490 Andere Sprachen
490 Other languages
930 Alte Geschichte
930 History of ancient world
960 Geschichte Afrikas
960 General history of Africa
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: Externe Einrichtungen
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
Document type specification: Scientific article
License: In Copyright
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Citation: Ägyptologische „Binsen“-Weisheiten IV
Gülden, Svenja A.
Konrad, Tobias
Verhoeven, Ursula
Pages or article number: 279
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Publisher place: Stuttgart
Issue date: 2022
ISBN: 978-3-515-13333-3
Relations: is Part of 10.25358/openscience-7159
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