The Will of Naunakhte

James Greig offers an illustrated lecture with the only full-size colour copy of what is possibly the oldest will in the world, almost 2 metres in length and dating to 1145 BC

From the limestone cliffs of Western Thebes comes a “mummy” story with a difference. A series of papyrus documents now lying in Oxford, Paris and Cairo together tell the story of a mother in 12th century BC Egypt concerned about who would inherit her estate...

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