3. Sakkara King List (sl) (1.37C)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Historiography

Commentary

Carved on the Sakkara tomb of the “Overseer of Works” from the reign of Ramesses II is the so called “Sakkara King List.” Like its counterpart at Abydos, this is an offering list which originally recorded the names of 58 monarchs. Above each cartouche is the word nsw, “king” with determinative of a seated king, a white or red crown; they alternate throughout. Below each cartouche is the epithet mʾʿ ḫrw, “justified,” indicating that these kings were d…

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“3. Sakkara King List (sl) (1.37C)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 28 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_37C>



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