Ancient Egypt: Tomb inscription of the Nomarch Henku
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Tomb inscription of the Nomarch Henku
Henku administered the Cerastes-Mountain nome, the 12th nome of Upper Egypt during the late 5th or early 6th dynasty. He was followed by his offspring.
..... I gave bread to all the hungry of the Cerastes-Mountain; I clothed him who was naked therein. I filled its shores with large cattle, and its lowlands with small cattle. I satisfied the wolves of the mountain and the fowl of the heaven with flesh of small cattle .......... I was lord and overseer of southern grain in this nome ............ I settled the [feeble] towns in this nome with people of other nomes; those who had peasant-serfs therein, I made their officials as officials. I never oppressed one in possession of his property, so that he complained of me because of it to the god of my city; (but) I spake, and told that which was good, never was there one fearing because of one stronger than he, so that he complained of it to the god.
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