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Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Koenraad Donker van Heel


The so-called Will of Naunakhte (1154 BCE) has become rightly famous in Egyptology. Naunakhte was a woman from the New Kingdom village of Deir al-Medina who made a statement in court about her inheritance. So what really happened to her eight surviving children, four of whom were daughters? By carefully studying the documents mentioning members of the family and including all the material mentioning the women of the New Kingdom village of Deir al-Medina and other sources, the book puts to the forefront the remarkable role played by ordinary women in ancient Egypt. The book is an unprecedented ... More

Keywords: ordinary women, Will of Naunakhte, Egyptology, Deir al-Medina, ancient Egypt, children, Naunakhte

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789774167737
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Koenraad Donker van Heel, author
Leiden University