7. Ankhtify

A Time of Change

  1. Steven Snape

Published Online: 21 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch7

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death

How to Cite

Snape, S. (2011) Ankhtify, in Ancient Egyptian Tombs: The Culture of Life and Death, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444393743.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120890

Online ISBN: 9781444393743

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Keywords:

  • Ankhtify - a time of change;
  • text known as Dialogue of Ipuwer and Lord-of-All - or the admonitions of Ipuwer (for a convenient translation);
  • level of wealth in local cemeteries, displayed through quantity and quality of grave goods, greater during the First Intermediate Period;
  • First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom - giving local dynasts, ability to do these in the Old Kingdom;
  • First Intermediate Period at Saqqara - site of Herakleopolis Magna itself, strategically located at the entrance to the Faiyum;
  • Herakleopolitan domain, Memphite area - and cemeteries, Saqqara – use during period;
  • town cemeteries of the Late Old Kingdom - by Dynasty 6, cemetery of local officials, developing at the Upper Egyptian town of Edfu;
  • The ‘pyramid’ of Kom Dara;
  • tomb of Ankhtify at Moalla;
  • local autonomy in tomb provision, in the Old Kingdom/First Intermediate Period transition - in the text from tomb of Shemai at Coptos in Upper Egypt

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Time of Chaos?

  • The First Intermediate Period at Saqqara

  • Town Cemeteries of the Late Old Kingdom

  • ‘A Man without Equal’: Ankhtify at Moalla

  • A Time of Chaos Revisited: Destruction and Restoration?