XI, 127 pp.
2005 | Eg. Uitg. Volume 19 ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-219-8 | ISSN: 0927-0043
Donkeys played a substantial role in the life of the necropolis workmen of Deir el-Medina. Based on a corpus of administrative texts consisting of 124 ostraca and 3 papyri, this work focuses on the economic aspect and the function of donkeys as means of transport.
After a detailed study of all texts, separate chapters are devoted to the treatment and the work of the animals; their owners, hirers and buyers; the price of hire; and the vocabulary and the formulae used in these texts.