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Mrs. TsenhorA Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt$
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Koenraad Donker van Heel

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166341

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.001.0001

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Mrs. Tsenhor

Koenraad Donker van Heel

American University in Cairo Press

Description of Tsenhor’s family, the archive she left behind, and her social background, also focusing on her profession, viz. that of being a choachyte, a funerary priest bringing libations to the dead in the necropolis of ancient Thebes. Tsenhor married at least twice in her life. Three of her children from two marriages are known to have survived their early childhood, although her eldest son from her first marriage may have died shortly after that. With an excursus on the Persian administration after the conquest of Egypt by Cambyses.

Keywords:   Family, Choachytes, Persians, Administration, Pherendates, Psamtik I, Archive, Demotic

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