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Ol' Nelly Bell
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Ron,

Thanks for the info. The association of Sargon with the Nile is interesting, although it was not clear whether it came from Wadell or some other source. Possession of Egypt was not only important due to its food production, but on account of all the royal ancestors buried there. The ruling king could enter any tomb and make "deposits" and "withdrawals" at his own discretion. I don't necessarily agree that the priests were responsible for arbitrarily casting out tomb occupants in order to make room for new paying customers.

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