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  • Title: Westcar Papyrus
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  • Westcar Papyrus P Berlin 3033 is a fragmentary ancient Egyptian text containing a cycle of five stories about marvels performed by priests and magicians Each of these tales is being told at the court of the Pharaoh Khufu r 2589 2566 B.C by his sons The story in the papyrus is usually rendered in English as King Cheops and the Magicians and The Tale of King CheopWestcar Papyrus P Berlin 3033 is a fragmentary ancient Egyptian text containing a cycle of five stories about marvels performed by priests and magicians Each of these tales is being told at the court of the Pharaoh Khufu r 2589 2566 B.C by his sons The story in the papyrus is usually rendered in English as King Cheops and the Magicians and The Tale of King Cheops Court, Cheops being the Greek variation of Khufu.The surviving copy of the Westcar Papyrus consists of twelve rolls It was, written in the Hyksos period 18th to 16th century BC , but the tales appear to have originated some time in the 12th dynasty of the Middle Kingdom ca 20th century BC.It has been used by historians as a literary resource for reconstituting the history of the 4th dynasty.In 1839 Henry Westcar, who had acquired the papyrus rolls in 1824 or 1825, gave them to the Egyptologist Karl Richard Lepsius, who was however unable to decipher the text The text was finally edited by Adolf Erman in 1890.The papyrus is on display in low light conditions in the gyptisches Museum, Berlin.
    Westcar Papyrus Westcar Papyrus P Berlin is a fragmentary ancient Egyptian text containing a cycle of five stories about marvels performed by priests and magicians Each of these tales is being told at the court

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    1. The Westcar Papyrus, dated to the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt 1782 c.1570 BCE , but most likely written during the Middle Kingdom 2040 1782 BCE , contains some of the most interesting tales from ancient Egypt The papyrus takes its name from the man who first acquired it, Henry Westcar, who purchased the piece c 1824 CE.The scroll was later purchased or otherwise acquired by the Egyptologist Karl Lepsius c 1839 CE, who understood only parts of it, and then was finally translated into Germ [...]

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