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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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Tsenhor, Psenese, and Nesamunhotep, 512–506 BCE

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Mrs. Tsenhor

Koenraad Donker van Heel

American University in Cairo Press

In 512 BCE Tsenhor’s second husband Psenese gives his wife the rights to half of a house or building plot, on the condition that she bear half of the cost to rebuild it. What is curious about this donation is that it nowhere mentions that they were husband and wife, a fact known from the other Demotic papyri in her archive. Excursus on the location of this house, namely the Tomb of Osorkon, somewhere in the Theban necropolis. In 510 BCE Psenese bought an adjacent plot. Excursus on the right of way, embalming, other real property owned by Tsenhor—inherited from her father and mother—and a real property division in Coptic Djeme from the first half of the eighth century AD.

Keywords:   Real property, Inheritance, Donation, Tomb of Osorkon, Right of way, Coptic Djeme, Embalming

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