Ptahhotep

Ancient Egyptian vizier

Ptahhotep sometimes known as Ptahhotep I or Ptahhotpe, was an ancient Egyptian who served his pharaoh during the late 25th century BC in Egypt's history.

Ptahhotep
Vizier
Dynasty5th Dynasty
PharaohDjedkare Isesi
WifeKhamerernebty
ChildrenAkhethotep
BurialA mastaba in Saqqara

He wrote The Maxims of Ptahhotep, an early piece of Egyptian "wisdom literature" meant to instruct young men.

Further reading change

  • Nicolas Grimal, A History of Ancient Egypt, Blackwell Publishing, 1992
  • Mourad, Anna-Latifa (2015). The Tomb of Ptahhotep I. The Australian Centre for Egyptology, Report 37. Oxford: Aris and Phillips Ltd. ISBN 978-0-85668-851-5.
  • Quirke, Stephen (2004). Egyptian Literature, 1800BC, questions and readings. G. London: GHP. ISBN 978-0954721862.
  • Strudwick, Nigel (1985). The administration of Egypt in the Old Kingdom: the highest titles and their holders (PDF). Studies in Egyptology. London, Boston: KPI. ISBN 978-0-71-030107-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2021-10-02.

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