Edition - January, 2012

Paneb and sons worshiping Meretseger.  British Museum stela 272. Copyright: Trustees of The British Museum

Paneb – “The All Round Bad Guy”

In Joyce Tyldesley’s Judgment of the Pharaohs, Tyldesley makes several references to an individual at Deir el-Medineh named Paneb, whom she describes evocatively as “the all round bad guy” (2000, p.127). In this short article, I have brought together some of the misdemeanours outlined in a letter known as Papyrus Salt 124 (BM 10055) for a closer look at this colourful character.  [more…]