Robert K. Ritner

ROBERT K. RITNER is currently Associate Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and was from 1991-1996 the first Marilyn M. Simpson Assistant Professor of Egyptology at Yale University. Dr. Ritner is the author of the book "The Mechanics of An￾cient Egyptian Magical Practice" and of over 100 publications on Egypt￾ian religion, magic, medicine, language, and literature as well as social and political history. He has lectured extensively on each of these topics throughout the United States, Europe, and Egypt. A specialist in Egypt's Ptolemaic Period, Dr. Ritner is the sole academic advisor for the Ameri￾can installation of the British Museum exhibit "Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth."

The “Breathing Permit of Hor” Thirty-Four Years Later

Articles/Essays – Volume 33, No. 4

Dialogue 33.4 (Winter 2000): 91 – 119
In 1967, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York made a gift to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of eleven papyrus fragments once owned by Joseph Smith and employed as the basis for “The Book of Abraham.”

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