Amenemhat I and the Early Twelfth Dynasty at Thebes

  title={Amenemhat I and the Early Twelfth Dynasty at Thebes},
  author={Dorothea Arnold},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  pages={5 - 48}
  • D. Arnold
  • Published 1 January 1991
  • History
  • Metropolitan Museum Journal
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