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Ancient Egyptian Chronology by Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss, David A. Warburton

By Erik Hornung, Rolf Krauss, David A. Warburton

This quantity offers with the chronology of historic Egypt from the fourth millennium till the Hellenistic interval. An preliminary part reports the rules of Egyptian chronology, either historical and sleek, from annals and kinglists to C14 analyses of archaeological information. experts speak about resources, collect lists of recognized dates, and study biographical info within the part dedicated to relative chronology. The editors are answerable for the ultimate part, which makes an attempt a synthesis of the complete diversity of obtainable info to reach at replacement absolute chronologies. the potential readership comprises experts in close to jap and Aegean reviews in addition to Egyptologists.

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3. The reconstruction yields altogether 86 or 87 compartments at most. royal annals 25 About 19 compartments should follow after Snofru’s rnpt zp 8 on the Palermo stone, if Djer’s 47th compartment defines the left edge of the inscribed field. Reconstructed row 6 contains a maximum of ca. 34 compartments for Snofru. Rows 7 and 8 of the recto of the Annals are mostly destroyed. Cairo fragment 3 shows Djedefre' occupying the last third of row 8, whereas the rest of it and all of row 7 must have belonged to [Cheops].

At most ½ + 17 + 7 + 17 + ½ compartments can be proposed for Den, if 'Adj-ib reigned a minimum of 8 years. If the right edge of the inscribed field is defined by 12 reconstructed compartments for Snofru in row 6, then to the right of Den there should be at least 8 and at most 12 compartments for “Serpent”. The reconstruction results in at most ca. 90 compartments in row 3. Row 4 preserves a series of counts, combined with “followings of Horus” from the reign of Ny-netjer whose titulary is partially preserved.

In spite of all the defects this division into dynasties exhibits, it has taken so firm a root in the literature of Egyptology that there is but little chance of its ever being abandoned. In the forms in which the book has reached us there are inaccuracies of the most glaring kind, these finding their climax in Dyn. 18, where the names and true sequence are now known from contemporary sources. Africanus and Eusebius often do not agree; for example Africanus assigns nine kings to Dyn. 22, while Eusebius has only three.

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