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1. list of kings which survives in extracts, divides rulers into groups called 'dynasties', counts 30 dynasties, assumes kings ruled one after the other

  • Saqqara Kinglist
  • Manetho's Kinglist
  • Turin Canon
  • Abydos Kinglist
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2. 5 fragments of a large 5th dynasty monument, originally 2m tall, list of royal annals (historical information, nile levels, rituals, building of temples) separated like a table?

  • Palermo Stone
  • Annals of Sensuret I
  • Annals of Amenemhat II
  • Turin Canon

3. Writes about foreign people in his histories during the 5th Century BC, gets his information about Egypt from an Egyptian priest

  • Manetho
  • Herodotus
  • Thucydides
  • Pausanias

4. Papyrus kinglist from the reign of Rameses II, over 50 fragments of 80-90 royal names, divides up some sets of kings?

  • Manetho's Kinglist
  • Turin Canon
  • Saqqara Kinglist
  • Abydos Kinglist

5. Where were the annals of Amenemhat II found?

  • temple of Ra in Memphis
  • re-used at Memphis
  • temple of Ra in Hierakonpolis
  • re-used at Thebes


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