Book:Ahmes/Rhind Papyrus/Historical Note

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Historical Note on the Rhind Papyrus

The Rhind Papyrus was named after Alexander Henry Rhind, a Scottish antiquarian who obtained it in $1858$ when he was in Luxor, Egypt.

It was written in about $\text {1659}$ $\text {BCE}$ by Ahmes, who describes himself as a scribe, copying a work which was written some $2$ centuries earlier.

It arrived at the British Museum in $1863$.