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Painting from the tomb of Petosiris depicting an ancient Libyan or Syrian figure struck by an arrow.

Petosiris, called Ankhefenkhons, was the high priest of Thoth at Hermopolis and held various priestly degrees in the service of Sakhmet, Khnum, Amen-Re and Hathor.

Tomb of Petosiris at Tuna el-Gebel

Petosiris was the son of Sishu and Nefer-renpet. He lived in the second half of the 4th century BCE, during the 28th Dynasty. In his tomb, located in the necropolis at Tuna el-Gebel, Petosiris prided himself on having re-established the fortunes of the temples in which he served.

There is a pseudepigraphic onomantic text, Petosiris to Nechepso, and it is possible that the priestly Petosiris described in this article is the inspiration for the attribution of authorship.[1] Nechepso lived in the 7th century BCE and that the text is likely 2nd century BCE.


  1. ^ Bartson, T. (2002-11-01). Ancient Astrology. p. 26. ISBN 9780203410714.


  • Lefebvre, Gustave: Le Tombeau de Petosiris, L'institut Français d'archéologie orientale, Cairo, 1924
  • Lichtheim, Miriam: Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol.3, University of California Press 1980, pp. 44ff.
  • Caroli, Christian A.: Ptolemaios I. Soter - Herrscher zweier Kulturen, Badawi Artes Afro Arabica, 2007, ISBN 3-938828-05-6, ISBN 978-3-938828-05-2, pp. 148–158.

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