J. Cerný, Hieratic Inscriptions from the Tomb of
37 pp; 12 plates, 9 pp hieroglyphic
transcriptions; ISBN 0
900416 11 4; 1965. £12.00.
Some of the wine-jars, pottery and alabaster vessels, boxes
and wooden label found in the Tutankhamuns' tomb carried short
inscriptions in hieratic. In this book the late Profesor of
Egyptology in the University of Oxford examines some 87 of
these texts and extracts a large amount of information on
palaeography, vocabulary, chronology and prosopography of the
late XVIII Dynasty. All texts are transcribed and translated,
and their meaning is discussed. There are indexes of Egyptian
words and proper names.
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