Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

by Koenraad Donker van Heel


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ISBN-13: 9789774166778
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Koenraad Donker van Heel is lecturer in Demotic at Leiden University. He is the author of Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt (AUC Press, 2012).

Table of Contents

1. People
The family
- Mummies as a source of income
- Did the choachytes keep mummies at home?
- The Persian administration
- An outpost at Elephantine
2. Earth & Water: Nesmin 556 BCE
How Tsenhor got her name
- What happened to the rest?
- The god's father Petosiris son of Wenamun
- A tomb in the Assasif
3. Love & Death: Psenese, Tsenhor, Ruru & Peteamunhotep 530-517 BCE
Dividing an inheritance
- Mad king or just a bad hair day?
- Wedjahorresne: a smart career move
A pregnant widow
- A woman with a mind of her own
- Why not simply adopt your wife?
The proud father
- How many visits to the temple of Montu?
- The order of the witness list
A very fortunate baby daughter
- A 4500 year old contract
- The law of Pharaoh
4. Slave: Tsenhor 517 BCE
Two owners within a month
- Women owning slaves
A profitable start of the new year
- To you belongs their fate
5. Bricks: Tsenhor, Psenese & Nesamunhotep 512-506 BCE
The tomb of Osorkon
- The good house
Expanding the family business
- Who owns what?
- The right of way
Dividing dad's house
- Did Nesmin make a will?
- Inheriting a house in Coptic Djeme
6. Cattle: Burekhef & Ituru 507-487 BCE
Was there a Rent a Cow in Thebes?
- The collection of Bernardino Drovetti
A cow branded with the milk can
- 401 little workers
7. Love & Death: Tsenhor, Psenese, Ituru & Ruru 498-494 BCE
Psenese becomes ill
- The days on which Tsenhor did not work
Closing the account
- When old age sets in
- Who gets mum's library?
8. Earth & Water: Tsenhor, Ruru & Nesamunhotep 497-491 BCE
Ruru takes over
- The hidden treasures of the Louvre
- The missing Tsenhor papyri
The bread of the choachyte

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