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1. 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
  • Abydos Kinglist
  • Turin Canon
  • Saqqara Kinglist
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2. slab containing fragments of royal annals (historical data, tribute from Asia, trade?, minor military expeditions?)

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

3. Where were the annals of Amenemhat II found?

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

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

  • Herodotus
  • Pausanias
  • Thucydides
  • Manetho

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

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

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