Ostraca from the Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III

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The book publishes a range of texts from recent excavations at Thebes. Although fragmentary, it is one of the richest corpora that have come to light for a generation, in terms of both the number of ostraca and the different types of texts represented, and provides essential new data for anyone interested in ancient Egyptian temples, religion, priests, and social history.

The texts shed light on many aspects of life in an Egyptian temple, including the building of the temple, the daily operations of its cult, the organisation and size of the priesthood, types and quantities of offerings, as well as the broader cultural issues of literacy and the transmission of literature.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages172
ISBN (Print)9789004447554
ISBN (Electronic)9789004447561
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesCulture and History of the Ancient Near East

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