Khener is an Ancient Egyptian word used to describe a troupe of singers and dancers arranged through a bureau. Victorian scholars often confused the term Khener with a harem due to poor understanding of the depictions and cultural differences. The Khener are depicted as entertainers for religious ceremonies, entertaining the deceased kings, but the Khener may not be solely religious. Khener were used at the Temples of Hathor, Bat, Wepwawet, and Horus Iunmutef.
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