On the graffito in Theban Tomb 139

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This article reviews a number of issues concerning the graffito in Theban Tomb 139, dated to Year 3 of the female king Neferneferuaten. In a discussion of the status of the cult of Amun as reflected in the text, it is concluded that the king may have been given the epithet “beloved of Amun” in at least one of her cartouches. Concerning the “Hwt of Ankhkheperure at Thebes,” at which the authors of the graffito were employed, it is argued that this was an establishment founded by Smenkhkare rather than Neferneferuaten.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGuardian of Ancient Egypt
Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Honor of Zahi Hawass
EditorsJanice Kamrin, Miroslav Bárta, Salima Ikram, Mark Lehner, Mohamed Megahed
Place of PublicationPrague
PublisherCharles University, Faculty of Arts
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9788073089795
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


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