Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2016

256 Pages | 4 line drawings

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9789774166778

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Mrs. Tsenhor

A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Koenraad Donker van Heel

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • A groundbreaking study that aims to for ever change the general view on women in ancient Egypt- dominated by royal figures- by recounting the life of common Mrs Tsenhor.
  • From a set of obscure papyri, the author brings to life the real story of an independent ancient Egyptian woman who ran her own business, co-financed her house, and equally divided inheritance between her son and daughter.
  • Set to prove that liberated women lived in ancient Egypt some 2,500 years before the modern-day concept was invented.

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