Tomb of Ankhtyfy (First Intermediate Period at Mo’alla)

As for any ruler who will rule in Mo’alla, who will do an evil or bad thing against this coffin, or against any cultic objects of this tomb, his arm will be chopped off for Hemen in his processions of the District Festival, his arm will be chopped off for Hemen in his processions of the Eastern Side Festival, his arm will be chopped off for Hemen in his processions of the Food Festival, his arm will be chopped off for Hemen in his processions of the Eternal Servant Festival, his arm will be chopped off for Hemen in his processions of the Great Feather Festival, his slaughter is presented (to) Hemen on the day of the Eternal Servant Festival, all of his possessions are presented (to) Hemen, and his heirs will be inherited (by) him.

Own translation from Vandier, J. (1950), Mo’alla: La Tombe d’Ankhtifi et la Tombe de Sebekhotep. Bibliothèque d’Étude XVIII, Cairo: IFAO, 206 and Willems, H. (1990), ‘Crime, Cult and Capital Punishment (Mo’alla Inscription 8)’, JEA 76, 27-54.

Colledge, S. L. (2015), The Process of Cursing in Ancient Egypt. PhD thesis. University of Liverpool. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/29127849/The_Process_of_Cursing_in_Ancient_Egypt (Accessed: 19/2/17)

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