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The Bibliography of Ancient Egypt The Instructions of Ptah-Hotep - AAA Encyclopedia Stein's Tour of Egypt--Tomb of Ptah Hotep Ptah alien

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Path/Peteh
Ptah, Peteh, 'South of His Wall', 'The Ancient One', worshipped in Mennefer (Gr: Memphis) already in the early dynastic period, probably at first as the local patron of craftsmanship, his High Priest in Mennefer was titled 'Greatest of the controllers of...
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: New Kingdom
New Kingdom (ca 1580 -1085 bc.) The Hyksos people The so called 'Hyksos' invasion, which was most likely composed of several small groups of different people infiltrating the delta during the 13th Dynasty, meant the end of the Middle Kingdom. The Hyksos...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
Amunhotep/Son-of-Hapu
Amunhotep-son-of-Hapu was a courtier, who was employed as a royal scribe and "overseer of all the work of the king" in the reign of Amunhotep III (Dynasty XVIII). Later, in the Ptolemaic period, he was deified on account of his reputation for wisdom....
Deities & Heros >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part III: The Wisdom Literature
It may seem that religion in ancient Egypt was mainly concerned with preserving the status of kingship and of a powerful priesthood. However, at all levels of society relationship with a deity through prayers and offerings on a daily basis was of great...
Religions >> Egyptian

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THE CHAPEL OF PTAHHOTEP
Ptahhotep, Instruction of
The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep, Maxim 11
Following Your Bliss, Egyptian Style: The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep. I have two versions of Ptah-Hotep's maxims, one by Christian Jacq and one by Vincent. Tobin.
The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep and the Instruction of Ke'Gemni
Axioms of Kemet

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Ptahhotep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ptahhotep, sometimes known as Ptahhotpe or Ptah-Hotep, was an ancient Egyptian official during the late 25th century BC and early 24th century BC.
The Instructions of Ptah-Hotep - AAA Encyclopedia
The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep, a papyrus book from the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt ( 3580 BC) is the most ancient complete literary work existing.
Ptahhotep
The Instruction of Ptahhotep to his son survives in papyrus copies. It is a collection of maxims (not all are given here) dealing with human relations.
ANCIENT EGYPT : The Wisdom of Ptahhotep
The mastaba of Ptahhotep is a double mastaba which he shared with his father, Akhti-hotep. His room is quite similar to Ptahhotep's, although less decorated.
The Precepts of Ptah-Hotep, c. - Fordham University
Electronic text of Ptah-Hotep's precepts, as translated by Horne.

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