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Stele of Horemkhauef. Limestone Dynasty 13 (ca. 1700 B.C.) From the tomb of Horemkhauef at Hierakonpolis. Horemkhauef lived in the southern Egyptian town of Hierakonpolis during the end of the Middle Kingdom, shortly before the capital city of Lisht was abandoned to the Hyksos. He was an official in charge of the measurement of fields for the purposes of taxation, but he also served as a priest in the local temple of Horus, the patron god of Hierakonpolis. Horemkhauef's stele, erected in his tomb, is unusual for its description of a mission on which he was sent to the capital to bring back for his temple a cult statue of Horus and Isis, which he had crafted in the royal workshops.

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Stele of Horemkhauef. Limestone  Dynasty 13 (ca. 1700 B.C.) From the tomb of Horemkhauef at Hierakonpolis. Horemkhauef lived in the southern Egyptian town of Hierakonpolis during the end of the Middle Kingdom, shortly before the capital city of Lisht was abandoned to the Hyksos. He was an official in charge of the measurement of fields for the purposes of taxation, but he also served as a priest in the local temple of Horus, the patron god of Hierakonpolis. Horemkhauef's stele, erected in his tomb, is unusual for its description of a mission on which he was sent to the capital to bring back for his temple a cult statue of Horus and Isis, which he had crafted in the royal workshops.