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Egyptian twins

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Possible evidence for twins in ancient Egypt before the Late period includes the representations of the joint owners Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotpe in their tomb at Saqqara (5th dynasty), and two women named Sitamun depicted on stela Louvre C 167 (Middle Kingdom). One of the two stelae of Suty and Hor states that they were born ‘on the same (?) day’ (British Museum EA 826, reign of Amenhotpe III). Material from the 15th dynasty on is much more abundant. The extreme rarity of references to twins i...

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University of Oxford
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Journal:
Orientalia
Volume:
54
Pages:
461-482
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English
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2008-03-14

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