Changing Concept of the Royal Grain Management in Egypt (2600-1650 BC)

The Case of Snw.ty

  • Martina Bardoňová Czech Institute of Egyptology - Faculty of Arts - Charles University
Keywords: Ancient Egypt, royal grain management, Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom

Abstract

The present study concerns a longue durée evolution of the ancient Egyptian Snw.ty from the time of its foundation during the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom (ca 2600–1650 BC). During this time, Snw.ty was the apex of the royal grain management as an important royal tool and intermediary between the producers and receivers of the grain. The objective of this study is to determine how Snw.ty was used during this time and how its operations transformed with respect to changing royal administration and policies. The analysis is based on observation of term’s use transformations which might be indicative of its changing sense, as found in written documents referring to both Snw.ty and related Snw.wt installations.

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Author Biography

Martina Bardoňová, Czech Institute of Egyptology - Faculty of Arts - Charles University

Martina Bardoňová got trained in Egyptology and History at the Charles University in Prague. She studied her BA studies in Egyptology and History therein, obtaining a double-degree MA in 2011. In 2015, she finished her PhD in History in Prague and in 2019 she obtained her PhD in Egyptology. Since 2019, she is employed at the Czech Institute of Egyptology as a researcher within the project KREAS. Her research focuses on the economy and social structure of ancient Egypt, mainly in the Old and Middle Kingdoms. Her dissertation – Grain Storage in Ancient Egypt (2600–1650 BC). Typology and socio-economic implications – dealt with an important topic of the ancient Egyptian grain management.

Published
2021-06-22
How to Cite
Bardoňová, M. (2021). Changing Concept of the Royal Grain Management in Egypt (2600-1650 BC): The Case of Snw.ty. Archiv orientální, 89(1), 35-61. https://doi.org/10.47979/aror.j.89.1.35-61
Section
Research Article