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Mrs. Tsenhor : a female entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt / Koenraad Donker van Heel.

By: Donker van Heel, K. (Koenraad)
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, c2014.Description: xxiii, 229 p. : ill., maps, geneal. tables ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9789774166341; 9774166345Subject(s): Tsenhor, b. ca. 550 B.C | Business enterprises -- Egypt -- History -- Sources | Businessmen -- Egypt -- History -- Sources | Egyptian language -- Papyri | Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C | Egypt -- Civilization -- SourcesSummary: "From the papers she left behind, a picture emerges of a woman who had firm control over her own life. We are dealing here with an Egyptian woman in the fifth century BCE who owned houses and land, worked in the necropolis as a professional choachyte, and most probably did more business of which we are uinaware. In fact, what we have here is an unprecedented and privileged peek into the life of an ancient Egyptian girl next door that will never make it into the official history books"--Back cover.
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Book British Museum
Egypt and Sudan Shelves EM.DON (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 54063000239247

Dar el Kutub No. 14515/13

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

"From the papers she left behind, a picture emerges of a woman who had firm control over her own life. We are dealing here with an Egyptian woman in the fifth century BCE who owned houses and land, worked in the necropolis as a professional choachyte, and most probably did more business of which we are uinaware. In fact, what we have here is an unprecedented and privileged peek into the life of an ancient Egyptian girl next door that will never make it into the official history books"--Back cover.

AESSO14, AES2014