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Ancient Egyptian LiteratureTheory and Practice$
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Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265420

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.001.0001

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Amunnakht, Scribe and Poet of Deir el-Medina

Amunnakht, Scribe and Poet of Deir el-Medina

A Study of Ostracon O Berlin P 14262

(p.65) 5 Amunnakht, Scribe and Poet of Deir el-Medina
Ancient Egyptian Literature

Günter Burkard

British Academy

Amunnakht, scribe in the necropolis of Deir el-Medina, is a well-known figure in Ancient Egyptian history. He was active in the reigns of Ramses III to Ramses VI. From his quill we have not only administrative records but also a series of literary and didactic texts. In addition to the six literary pieces, mostly fragments, ascribed to him previously, a new one, the fragment of a hymn or eulogy to one of these kings, is preserved in Ostracon O Berlin P 14262. After a hieroglyphic transliteration, phonetic transcription, translation, and detailed commentary, the question of whether Amunnakht was the author or simply the copyist of this and some — or all — of the other texts in question is discussed.

Keywords:   Amunnakht, necropolis scribe, Deir el-Medina, O Berlin P 14262, hymn, eulogy, Twentieth Dynasty, puthorship, palaeography

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