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Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Djekhy & Son, two businessmen living 2500 years ago in the densely populated neighborhoods built around the great temple of Amun at Karnak, worked as funerary service providers in the necropolis on ... More


Papyri

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The papyri from the archive of Djekhy & Son proper were all written during the reign of Pharaoh Amasis. Between 570 and 534 BCE the documentary evidence is so complete that we can follow Djekhy & Son ... More


Flax Djekhy 556–552 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Apart from the early papyri written between c. 675 and 572 BCE, the archive of Djekhy & Son also contains other documents seemingly unconnected with either Djekhy or Iturech. They cannot have ended ... More


Grain Iturech 550–536 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Djekhy's son Iturech had taken over Djekhy & Son and had become the new owner of the archive. On the basis of what we know from other sources, it is likely that Iturech was regularly involved in the ... More


Trust Djekhy 570–549 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Papyrus BM EA 10113 was sold in March 1837 during an auction of the collection of Giovanni d'Athanasi by LeighSotheby. This papyrus was only kept in the archive of Djekhy & Son for the short duration ... More


Wate Djekhy 559 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Water was essential in these funerary cults. In the Old Kingdom (2575–2134 BCE) people passing the tombs in the necropolis were called upon by the deceased themselves: “You, who are still living on ... More


Water Iturech 536 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The year 536 bce had been a rather hectic business year for Iturech, or at least one that was very well documented in P. Louvre E 7834, 7836, 7838, and 7843. Choachytes needed to collect as many ... More


Trust Iturech 542–535 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Theban choachytes were all members of a local association. P. Louvre E 7840 is the oldest evidence that such associations existed. There also exist later demotic papyri dealing with similar ... More


Cattle Djekhy 533 bce

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164774
eISBN:
9781617971259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Unless new related documents come to light, the reason P. Louvre E 7850 was deposited in the archive will remain a mystery. Many other questions also remain unanswered. If the god's father Djekhy, ... More


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