Principles of the Old Egyptian Chronology Revisited

Bogdanov Ivan V.

The paper analyses some problems of the relative chronology of the Old Kingdom accoding to the data of the annals and other sources: correspondence between the «year of cattle count», year of ruling and calendar year; regularity of «cattle count» and the principles of converting years of ruling to calendar years. The author concludes by criticizing the shorter chronology of the 4th dynasty suggested by N. Kanawati.