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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Fischer, Henry George
Dendera in the third millennium B.C., down to the Theban domination of upper Egypt
Published By: Original publisher
Locust Valley, N.Y.: J. J. Augustin. 1968. xxiii, 245 p. ill.
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By Henry George Fischer
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Protohistoric Egypt (MR80)
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Status, role, and prestige (554);
Advisers to the chief executive (645);
Cult of the dead (769);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Fischer discusses various texts, most of which were found in the Dendera cemetery. He discusses how to translate the hieroglyphics and their possible meanings. The information (mostly inscriptions from the tombs of officials) describe the burial's owner's titles. One can glean from this data on the governing of Egypt, the cult of Hathor, and a little about the city of Dendera. One interesting tidbit that Fischer points out is that hieroglyphics were not the same throughout Egypt even within the same time period.
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Revision and expansion of the author's thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1955.| 'Published under the auspices of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.' Includes bibliographical references (p. xvi-xxiii )
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Epigrapher - 4, 5
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Sarah Berry; 2005
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