4. Turin Canon (1.37D)
(1,131 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Historiography

Commentary

Located in the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, this papyrus is the most important source for the historical and chronological reconstruction of ancient Egypt. It is more than a list. Rather it originally contained a sequence of kings from Dynasty 1, with regnal years assigned to each king. Beginning with Menes (Meni), it continues down to…

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“4. Turin Canon (1.37D)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_37D>



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