Interlude: The General Djehuty and His Tricks.
1475 – 1450 BCE. Sometime in the reign of Thutmose III, a siege took place at Joppa (Tel Aviv, Israel). The Egyptians, never quite mastering siege-craft, were starving their enemy out, when an unusual opportunity presented itself. Thinking quickly, the wily Djehuty made a cunning plan…
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The “face” of Djehuty, from his tomb at Saqqara.
A gold bowl (possibly fake) with the name and titles of Djehuty
A gold bracelet (genuine) of Djehuty, now in Leiden
The “Ashburnam Ring,” actually belonging to Djehuty, now in the British Museum
Israel in Roman times: Joppa is at far left, in Judea Province
An alabaster jar belonging to Djehuty, from his tomb at Saqqara (Louvre)
Anthony Spalinger, War in Ancient Egypt, 2005
William K. Simpson, The Literature of Ancient Egypt, 2003
Colleen Manassa, Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt, 2013