Egyptian administration in the first half of the Third Millennium


For many centuries, Egyptian administration enabled the ruling elite to claim resources that lead to the maintenance of power, but also to producing countless expressions of material culture which are the basic sources for Egyptologists. The study of expressions of this administration during the Early Dynastic Period and the Old Kingdom, therefore, has long been a focus of Egyptological. In many cases the statements of officials are a starting point: the functionaries included titles in their representations which they achieved as members in different branches of administration. In contrast, impressions of cylinder seals as result of the administration's activities have, in the past, been mostly ignored. It is planned to examine sealings from Elephantine, Naqada, Abydos, and Buto in course of the project to fill this gap.


Principal Investigators
Kammerzell, Frank Prof. Dr. (Details) (Archaeology and Cultural History of Northeastern Africa I)

Participating external organizations

Duration of Project
Start date: 10/2016
End date: 09/2023

Research Areas
Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Research Areas
cultural history, Geisteswissenschaften

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