The Abbott Papyrus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 March 2018

This is a close-up image of the so-called "Abbott Papyrus". It was a hieratic legal record of an official inspection of certain tombs. The text contains an account of the official examination of Royal Tombs in the Theban Necropolis, after a suspicion of being robbed. The tombs inspected included those of several 17th Dynasty rulers, including NebKheperre Intef and Sekhemre-wepmaat Intef, as well as that of Amenhotep I of the 18th Dynasty. New Kingdom, 20th Dynasty, year 16 of the reign of Ramesses IX, circa 1110 BCE. From Thebes, modern-day Egypt. Purchased from Henry Williams Charley Abbott in 1857 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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