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Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The so-called Will of Naunakhte (1154 BCE) has become rightly famous in Egyptology. Naunakhte was a woman from the New Kingdom village of Deir al-Medina who made a statement in court about her ... More


Marriage: The Final Step

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on marriage in Deir al-Medina. It begins with an overview of the marriage procedure or ceremony in the village, and cites indications that a formal divorce (at least in some ... More


A Day in the Life of Menatnakhte

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the Will of Naunakhte from the perspective of one of Naunakhte's daughters, Menatnakhte. The Will of Naunakhte is the most famous case of a Deir al-Medina woman dividing her ... More


A Walled Community

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book seeks to piece together the parts of Mrs. Naunakhte's life by retracing the steps of her children and her two husbands. Naunakhte, an “average” woman (but not really) from the New Kingdom ... More


Some Husband

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Naunakhte's first husband, Qenhirkhopshef, a prominent Deir al-Medina scribe who remained in office for approximately forty years (or more). Qenhirkhopshef became Naunakhte's ... More


Criminal Women

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the women of Deir al-Medina and the crimes they committed. It starts with the women from Naunakhte's family, who are not mentioned in connection with any court case except the ... More


Was Husband Number Two a Demotion?

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Naunakhte's second husband, Khaemnun, a workman in Deir al-Medina. It is not clear when Khaemnun was born. There is some speculation that he was already active as a workman at ... More


A Boy with a Golden Pair of Hands

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Maaninakhtef, the son of Naunakhte and Khaemnun. It is not clear where Maaninakhtef came in the line of succession, although when Naunakhte's children went to clear out their ... More


Was Neferhotep a Wimp?

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Naunakhte's son, Neferhotep. Bernard Bruyère found two fragments of a limestone seat in the village containing the names of both Neferhotep and his brother Maaninakhtef. This ... More


Qenhirkhopshef the Younger

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Naunakhte's son, Qenhirkhopshef the Younger, who received a larger share of her mother's inheritance in the form of a copper vessel and ten additional sacks of grain. It ... More


Women Causing Trouble

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the behavior of women in Deir al-Medina, focusing on those who caused trouble. It begins by wondering how the Deir al-Medina men viewed their own behavior as compared to female ... More


Two Scribes Called Amunnakhte

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0016
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on two scribes, both named Amunnakhte; one is the son of Khaemnun and Naunakhte, the other the son of Ipuy. It first considers O. DeM 225 from early Dynasty 20, which shows ... More


Love and Death: Tsenhor, Psenese, Ituru, and Ruru, 498–494 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In 498 BCE or slightly earlier Tsenhor’s second husband Psenese becomes ill. For this reason he decides to finalize the arrangements on his inheritance, first laid down in a contract in 517 BCE. His ... More


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