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Notes on the Geography of Egypt: Tomb of Userhet

Userhet was a functionary with the title of Scribe Who Counts Bread in Upper and Lower Egypt.

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Entrance.

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Userhet goes hunting. He's shown as an infallible shot and so comfortable in the chariot that he doesn't even hold on. Instead, he wears the reins around his waist.

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On a more prosaic and informative note, cattle gambol at the top, are driven on the middle level, and are branded at the lower right.

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At the top, more gamboling calfs; below, their legs are tied and they are forced into order; at the base, baskets of grain are brought forward for counting.

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Whip in hand, Userhet counts the bread.

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Soldiers with empty ration bags are counted by officers with staffs.

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Soldiers wait or, below, have their hair cut.


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