The 19 selected papers consider the role of the Sacred Eye in ensuring the continuing identity of the deceased, reconstructing and re-editing the archive of seventh-century Bishop Pesynthios of Koptos/Keft, revisiting the chronology of the Middle Kingdom with lunar and Sothic
data from the archive of el-Lahun, the conceptualization of anger, the vivification formulas as a case study of the increasing emphasis on collateral and female kin in the late Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period, the function of metaphor in The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant, planned decoration in the temple of Kalabash, and other topics.
To be frank, we cannot even be sure of any Sothic
date, irrespective of where that star was seen.
They begin at the beginning of the Sothic
year (July 3), when the "dog star" Sirius appears as the brightest star in the sky at dawn.
Calculating from the date IV Peret 17 for Sesostris III's Sothic
datum, the Darnells would locate GT11 at c.
86637, and (8), a similar table from Tanis, are discussed in the general survey;] (9) Papyrus Carlsberg 9; (10) Sothic dates, i.
He interprets "730 years, 3 months, 3 days, and 3 hours," a time interval mentioned in connection with the rising, as an indirect reference to the Sothic cycle and the only such reference to the cycle in hieroglyphic sources.
Still in connection with the Sothic rising, it may be useful to note three mentions of the rising that have come to light since the source book was completed.