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Grain Iturech 550–536 <span class="smallCaps">bce</span>

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Djekhy & Son

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9789774164774
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781617971259 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774164774.003.0006
Grain Iturech 550–536 bce

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Djekhy's son Iturech had taken over Djekhy & Son and had become the new owner of the archive. On the basis of what we know from other sources, it is likely that Iturech was regularly involved in the family business from his tenth birthday onward. Documents like P. Louvre E 7861 and 7848—both dealing with Djekhy's business quarrels—would have been useful tools for Djekhy to teach his son how to navigate the ancient Egyptian business world.We know from their business dealings that both men were skilled at accounting. We do not know, however, whether either Djekhy or Iturech could write. Literacy rates were very low in ancient Egypt.

Keywords: Djekhy & Son; Iturech; Thebes; land; Papyrus Louvre; Amun; land; harvest; tax

Chapter.  5247 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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