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Donkeys at Deir el-Medina

Book Specifications
XI, 127 pp.

Donkeys at Deir el-Medina

2005  |  Eg. Uitg. Volume 19 ISBN 13: 978-90-6258-219-8  |  ISSN: 0927-0043

Jac.J. Janssen

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 three 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.