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Christopher Rollston Christopher Rollston
The George Washington UniversityDepartment of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Faculty Member

The New Jerusalem Papyrus: Not So Fast

On October, 26, 2016, various news outlets published articles about the contents of a papyrus document with an inscription in Old Hebrew, dating to the late First Temple Period, that mentions, among other things: "the maidservant of the King," "wine," and Jerusalem." This papyrus inscription was not found on a scientific excavation, but rather was seized on the antiquities market. Most (or perhaps all) of the initial press reports assumed that the writing on this papyrus was ancient. In this response, I argue that this assumption is very premature. I wish for this inscription to be...

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Maria C. Gatto Maria C. Gatto
Bookmarked by Miroslav Barta

"Cultural entanglement at the dawn of the Egyptian history: a view from the Nile First Cataract region", Origini: Prehistory and Protohistory of Ancient Civilizations XXXVI: 93–123.

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Christiana Köhler Christiana Köhler
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Imported Pottery from Abydos - A New Petrographic Perspective

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Nenad Marković Nenad Marković
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Marković, Nenad. 2016. A look through his window: the sanctuary of the divine Apis bull at Memphis. The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture 1 (2016): 57-70.

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Mark E Lehner
Bookmarked by Miroslav Barta

The Name and Nature of the Heit el-Ghurab Old Kingdom Site: Workers Town, Pyramid Town, and the Port Hypothesis

In this article I relate the Heit el-Ghurab (HeG, Wall of the Crow) 4th Dynasty settlement site to the idea that long-term pyramid towns did not originate in temporary workers settlements. Components of the HeG settlement fit attributes of both types of settlement, which Egyptologists infer from texts and archaeological information from other sites. During its time, people may have called the HeG the Southern Tjeniu (bank settlement) of the Pyramid, Great is Khafre (§njw rcj Wr ¢a.f Ra). Under this name, the HeG comprised a kind of proto-pyramid city. Its counterpart, the Northern Grg.t...

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Eric                                          H Cline Eric H Cline
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2009 Cline "Sea Peoples and Israelites" article

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Eric                                          H Cline Eric H Cline
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Sept 2016 in The Ancient Near East Today: "Who are the Sea Peoples and what role did they play in the devastation of civilizations that occurred shortly after 1200 BCE?"

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Juan                                          Manuel Tebes Juan Manuel Tebes
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El arte rupestre y la emergencia de sociedades jerárquicas en los márgenes áridos del Levante meridional y el noroeste de Arabia a finales del 2do milenio a.C. In V. Aldazábal et al. (eds.), Territorios, memoria e identidades. Buenos Aires, IMHICIHU-CONICET, 2016, 319-330.

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Susan Sherratt
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris

The Philistines and Other 'Sea Peoples' in Text and Archaeology, ed. Ann E. Killebrew and Gunnar Lehmann (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) - Bibliography

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Assaf Yasur-Landau Assaf Yasur-Landau
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NEAR EAST: Iron Age Civilizations in the Southern Levant

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