Portion of an Ancient Egyptian Stela

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James Blake Wiener
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This stela is from the tomb of Espotu, a priest of Amun-Re and son of the second prophet of Amun-Re, Ankhefenkhons. In the inscription, he lists the 22 priesthoods he held, detailing his received a salary for each position. This stela was plastered and made of painted wood. It comes from Thebes, Egypt and dates to the Late Period or c. 500 BCE. (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 17). Portion of an Ancient Egyptian Stela. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7653/portion-of-an-ancient-egyptian-stela/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Portion of an Ancient Egyptian Stela." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 17, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7653/portion-of-an-ancient-egyptian-stela/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Portion of an Ancient Egyptian Stela." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Nov 2017. Web. 21 Oct 2021.