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Susanne Beck
The Transfer of Knowledge from Mesopotamia to Egypt
DOI: 10.14361/9783839442364-004
 
In her contribution, Susanne Beck examines the transfer of knowledge from Mesopotamia to Egypt based on a case study. After presenting the used model for the transfer of knowledge, the primary sources of the disease demon Sāmānu, also known as Akhu in Egypt, are presented after a brief historical overview of the relations between the Ancient Near East and Egypt. After showing the similarities and differences in the texts, the possible mechanism of the transfer of knowledge from Mesopotamia to Egypt is discussed.
 
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