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Writing, Violence, and the MilitaryImages of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)$
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Niv Allon

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198841623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198841623.001.0001

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Writing, Memory, and Violence in the Tomb

Writing, Memory, and Violence in the Tomb

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(p.18) 1 Writing, Memory, and Violence in the Tomb
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Writing, Violence, and the Military
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Niv Allon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198841623.003.0002

The first chapter opens with modern conceptions of literacy in order to suggest that a similar multitude of voices may be traced in ancient times. The chapter then surveys images of literacy and their corresponding connotations in five tombs of the Eighteenth Dynasty: the tombs of Puyemre, Rekhmire, and Tjanuni in the Theban necropolis; Meryre’s tomb in Amarna, and Haremhab’s in Saqqara. Each tomb shows a slightly different image of literacy, but shared among all are the association of writing with memory and violence, which are discussed in detail in this chapter.

Keywords:   memory, tomb art, Thebes, Memphis, Puyemre, Rekhmire, Tjanuni, historiography, Meryre, Amarna

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