The Russian Egyptologist Wladimir Golenischeff acquired a group of Third Intermediate Period papyri said to have been found together in a pottery jar at el-Hibeh. They are now preserved in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow:
It is not recorded whether the find was made in the town, or in the cemeteries of el-Hibeh. The site marked the Residence of the Libyan generals who ruled Upper Egypt under the Twenty-first Dynasty (1070-945 BC).
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