M. Victoria Almansa-Villatoro

M. Victoria Almansa-Villatoro
Brown University · Department of Egyptology and Assyriology

Doctor of Philosophy

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This article re-examines the Old Kingdom letter P. Boulaq 8 using the methodology of Facework and Discernment Politeness. It will be demonstrated that Facework, namely the analysis of communicative strategies used to redress face-threatening-acts, such as requests, can be successfully applied to the study of Old Kingdom letters and it is a suitable...
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The role of women in the processes of fertilization and procreation in ancient Egypt has been traditionally regarded as passive. This article sets out to challenge this view, by introducing the new evidence that the study of the Hemusets provide. The Hemusets have been largely neglected by the Egyptological scholarship, and consequently, their impo...
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This article explores the cultural implications of the sign N41 [Formula: see text] used in an apparently random constellation of words related to women, water and metals. The symbolic meaning of iron and its consistent relation with the sky in religious texts is explored to determine that the Egyptian cosmovision contemplated the sky as an iron co...
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This article sets out to address questions concerning local religious traditions in ancient Nubia. Data concerning Egyptian gods in the Sudan are introduced, then the existence of unattested local pre-Meroitic gods is reconstructed using mainly external literary sources and an analysis of divine names. A review of other archaeological evidence from...
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El presente art?culo pretende ser un nuevo estudio interdisciplinar de la Tumba de Meryra II (AT 2) en la necr?polis septentrional de Tell el-Amarna. Se presenta en primer lugar el contexto arqueol?gico de la sepultura, describiendo a continuaci?n sus caracter?sticas arquitect?nicas y los criterios de dataci?n. Seguidamente se interpretan cada una...
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This paper aims to give an explanation for the anomalous fact that a living man can speak with his Ba within the Egyptian literary text, Dialogue between a Man and His Ba. This research notes that rare conversations between humans and other entities occur in Egyptian literature when a warning or an admonition is given to the main character. It is a...