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Collective Knowledge of Kings and Nomarchs from the Late Old Kingdom to the Early Middle Kingdom

Subproject by Dr. Christelle Alvarez

The project investigates the knowledge transfer of ancient Egyptian mortuary literature around 2000 BCE. The analysis focuses on textual material belonging to selected groups of individuals, including a ruler (king or nomarch), its family, and extended community members across different regions of Egypt during a complex socio-political context. The aim is to investigate the processes of textual production from a multicausal and multidirectional perspective, while shedding light on aspects related to social status, gender and scribal practices.