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Mrs. Naunakhte & FamilyThe Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina$
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Koenraad Donker van Heel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167737

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.001.0001

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Some Husband

Some Husband

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Mrs. Naunakhte & Family

Koenraad Donker van Heel

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter focuses on Naunakhte's first husband, Qenhirkhopshef, a prominent Deir al-Medina scribe who remained in office for approximately forty years (or more). Qenhirkhopshef became Naunakhte's (presumably) first husband when he was fifty-something years of age and she was twelve (or slightly older). Even after his death, Qenhirkhopshef would influence the lives of the sons and daughters of Naunakhte and her second husband Khaemnun. The chapter attempts to piece together parts of Qenhirkhopshef's life—most of which was spent before he married Naunakhte, from his adoption by the senior village scribe Ramose and his wife Mutemwia to his becoming an important man in the village. It asks a number of questions, for example, where Ramose's property went when he died; Qenhirkhopshef's biological parents; and Qenhirkhopshef's character.

Keywords:   husband, Naunakhte, Qenhirkhopshef, Deir al-Medina, scribe, Ramose, Mutemwia, property, biological parents

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