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Asiatics in Egyptian Household Services

Pritchard, James B. Ancient Near Eastern Texts. Princeton, 1969., pp. 553-554.

This list of some 40 Asiatics employed in a Theban household attests to the presence of North West Semitic people in Egypt prior to the Hyksos, 18th century B.C.E.


Asiatic woman, Rehui-- she is called Kai-pu-nebi-- warper of cloth.
Asiatic woman, Aqaba-- she is called Res-seneb-wah-- warper of cloth.
Asiatic woman, Anath...-- she is called Iun-er-tan-- warper of cloth.
Asiatic woman, Haiimmi--she is called ... -- weaver of linen.
Asiatic woman, Menahem--she [is called...]-- weaver of linen.
Asiatic woman, Sekratu--she [is called Wer-dit-ni-Nub]-- weaver of linen.
Asiatic woman, Immi-Sukru--she [is called Seneb-[Sen]-Usert]-- weaver of linen.
Asiatic woman, An[ath..]-- she [is called] Nub-em-mer-Kis-- weaver of linen.
Asiatic woman, Baaltuya-- she is called Wah-Res-seneb-- work-staff


Asiatic [male], Su ...-- he is called Ankhu-seneb-- cook.
Asiatic [male], Seneb-Res-seneb--it is his name-- cook.
Asiatic [male], Qui ...-- he is called Res-seneb-- house-man.
Asiatic [male, A]pra-Reshpu --[...]-- brewer.

 


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