Herihor


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Herihor

 

an ancient Egyptian high priest of the temple of Amon in Thebes, who after the death of the pharaoh Ramses XII in 1070 B.C. seized power in Upper Egypt and northern Cush and assumed the royal title. His origins and length of reign are unknown. Secular and religious authority were combined during Herihor’s rule, and consequently a number of Egyptologists regard the governmental structure of Upper. Egypt during this period as a theocracy.

REFERENCE

Kees, H. Die Hobenpriester des Amun von Karnak von Herichor biszum Ende der Athiopenzeit. Leiden, 1964.
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Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead' explores the wealth of visual material from the British Museum's collection, such as King Herihor and Queen Nodjmet adore Osiris, a detail from the Book of the Dead of Nodjmet.
1: Scenes of King Herihor in the Court (Chicago, 1979) and The Temple of Khonsu, vol.
As closing hypotheses, he throws in an argument that the text itself may have been composed in the Amun temple at El Hiba at the time of Sheshonq; and that the text itself--a single manuscript with no known history of textual transmission--may be a unique manuscript, containing the literary elaboration of an oral recitation, based on an oral tradition in the temple context that goes back to actual people and real events at the time of Herihor.