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4. Turin Canon (1.37D)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Egyptian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Historiography


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 28 November 2020 <>

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