Droughts, Famine and the Collapse of the Old Kingdom: Re-Reading Ipuwer

Egyptology has benefited immensely from David O’Connor’s commitment to an anthropological approach to ancient Egypt. Instead of an overemphasis on the complexities of deciphering texts that are luckily pursued by most Egyptologists, he has ventured into the domain of trying to make sense of the results of such decipherments using anthropological insights. I first came […]

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