Ancient Egyptian scribes: a cultural exploration

Niv Allon, Hana Navratilova

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Introduction: exploring the social figure of the scribes -- Prologue - writing tools and hands -- Counting grain and painting palette: the tomb of Paheri at Elkab -- Senenmut: life at court -- Writing history in Djahi: Tjanuni, the military scribe -- Amenemhat: anger and graffiti -- Tutankhamun's palettes: no king is a scribe -- Rising through the ranks: Haremhab and the case of a scribal palette -- Dedia, the memory maker, and his workers -- Inena: the elusive copyist -- Good scribe - bad scribe: Papyrus Anastasi i and the battle of scribes -- Djehutimose Tjaroy: scribe in times of change
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherBloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages203
ISBN (Print)1472583957, 9781472583956
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameBloomsbury Egyptology
PublisherBloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc


  • Scribes -- Egypt
  • Scribes -- Egypt -- Biography
  • Literacy -- Social aspects -- Egypt
  • ידיעת קרוא וכתוב
  • אוריינות -- היבטים חברתיים -- מצרים
  • סופרים (מעתיקי כתבי יד) -- מצרים -- ביוגרפיה
  • סופרים (מעתיקי כתבי יד) -- מצרים
  • Egypt -- History -- New Kingdom
  • ca. 1550-ca. 1070 B.C
  • מצרים -- היסטוריה -- ממלכה חדשה
  • בערך 1550-בערך 1070 לפני הספירה

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Literacy -- Social aspects -- Egypt
  • Scribes -- Egypt -- Biography
  • Egypt -- History -- New Kingdom, ca. 1550-ca. 1070 B.C


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