Episode 101: Hapu’s Son

Amunhotep the Son of Hapu (Part 1).

In 1370 BCE, the pharaoh’s closest advisor was already eighty years old. At such an advanced age, Amunhotep the son of Hapu was experienced, educated and wise. His accomplishments were many; but what is most fascinating about this man is how late he achieved prominence. And, what he did once fame was his…


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Statue of Amunhotep son of Hapu, discovered at Karnak.

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Statue of Amunhotep son of Hapu, discovered at Karnak.


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Eleanor B. Simmance, “Amenhotep Son of Hapu: Self-Presentation Through Statues and Their Texts in Pursuit of Semi-Divine Intermediary Status,” Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Birmingham 2014 (Online).

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