Thu, 26 June 2014
Nebtawyre Montuhotep IV the Invisible.
"A period in which no king reigned." This was the legacy of Nebtawyre Montuhotep IV, a king doomed to be forgotten.
Why was this king shunted to the side?
We explore the reasons, journeying out into the Wadi Hammamat once more, and then back to a kingdom experiencing the turbulence of a civil war.
Dorothea Arnold. "Amenemhat I and the Early Twelfth Dynasty at Thebes." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal 26 (1991).
Sun, 8 June 2014
Sankhkare Montuhotep III and Punt.
Led by Henenu, Steward and Chief of the Six Courts of Justice, the expedition's destination is none other than the legendary Punt.
They will trade for myrrh, incense, and gum arabic, and return home victorious.
A head from Thebes, possibly Montuhotep III. From Dorothea Arnold (1991)
Montuhotep III, from the Louvre.
Montuhotep's kingdom and the reach of Henenu's expedition.
Gum Arabic. Wikipedia.
Senegalese traders exchanging gum arabic.
Egyptian papyrus rope, discovered in the Mersa Gawasis. Discover Magazine.
An Egyptian anchor, discovered on the Red Sea coast. Limestone.