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Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde

Ed. by Bickel, Susanne / Fischer-Elfert, Hans-Werner / Loprieno, Antonio / Richter, Tonio Sebastian

Editorial Board: Baines, John / Blumenthal, Elke / Budka, Julia / Parkinson, Richard / Ryholt, Kim / Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes / Winand, Jean

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Volume 135, Issue 1


Die Datierung der Nomarchen von Hermopolis aus dem frühen Mittleren Reich – eine Phantomdebatte?

Louise Gestermann
Published Online: 2009-09-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zaes.2008.0003


The paper argues for a new interpretation of the dates which are given in some graffiti from Ḥatnūb belonging to the early Middle Kingdom. It is suggested that these dates do not refer to the nomarchship of aḥ3-nḫt (I), Nḥr.i (I) and ©ḥw.ti-nḫt (IV) but stand for the reign of a king, even though this king is not mentioned by name. This interpretation presents a new chance to date the nomarchs from Hermopolis, and their tombs at Dair al-biršā along with their equipment, more precisely within the reigns from Mentuhotep II to Sesostris I. It also includes some reflections regarding the chronological relationship between the graffiti from Ḥatnūb and other documents dating from nearly the same period.

Keywords: Hatnub; Gaufürst; Graffito (hierat.)

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Published Online: 2009-09-25

Published in Print: 2008-06-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, Volume 135, Issue 1, Pages 1–15, ISSN (Online) 2196-713X, ISSN (Print) 0044-216X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zaes.2008.0003.

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