Thursday, June 30, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Oldest Wills Ever Found

This is almost as hard to read as some 17th century English parish register entries!  From

My understanding is that the oldest known wills are by brothers Ankh-ren and Uah, from 1797 BC in Egypt.  Canadian lawyer Lloyd Duhaime has informative write-ups about it here and here.

If you are willing to give ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic translation the old college try you can see a clear transcription and alternative translation here.

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