USU 1320: History and Civilization
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A Guide To Writing in History and Classics
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One of the ways historians have of reckoning dates in ancient Egypt is through regnal years, that is, the year of a king's rule. So, for instance, we know that Hatshepsut reigned something on the order of two decades because the last regnal year cited for her reign in any document yet recovered is the twenty-first.

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