Ancient Records of Egypt: The Eighteenth dynasty by James Henry Breasted

By James Henry Breasted

This quantity extends Breasted's outstanding documentary historical past in the course of the reign of King Tutankhamun. by means of supplying the 1st definitive transcription and the 1st English model of 1000s of ancient files inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone, Breasted gave unparalleled entry to information of royal succession, army conquest, non secular upheaval, administrative complexity, and different points of historic Egyptian civilization. initially released within the first decade of the 20 th century, his enormous paintings looks the following in paperback for the 1st time. The Eighteenth Dynasty observed the consolidation of the cult of Amun and the growth of the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak, in addition to a non secular revolution below King Akhenaten that concerned forsaking Thebes as a non secular capital and royal place of dwelling and founding a brand new urban dedicated to the carrier of the recent sunlight god, Aten. Breasted provides files of the biography and coronation of Queen Hatshepsut, together with reliefs that depict the queen's day trip to the land of Punt. additionally during this quantity are the annals of Thutmose III, supplying the main entire account of the army achievements of any Egyptian king; scenes representing the supernatural start and coronation via the gods of his son, Amenhotep II; and, inscriptions from the tomb of Rekhmire, leading minister or vizier lower than Thutmose III, that come with an inventory of taxes paid to the temple and international tribute continuing from the king's twenty years of army job in Asia. A herculean assemblage of fundamental files, a lot of that have deteriorated to illegibility when you consider that its unique e-book, "Ancient documents of Egypt" illuminates either the excellent complexity of Egyptian society and the just about insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.

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C BIOGRAPHY OF AHMOSE-PEN-NEKHBETe [Continued from Q 42; concluded 111. QQ 123-4,3441 CAREER UNDER THUTMOSE I 83. In this reign Ahmose-Pen-Nekhbet took part in the campaign in Nubia; and also accompanied the Asiatic campaign to Naharin, of which Ahmose, son of Ebana, furnishes a fuller account ($81). He was then richly rewarded for his valor by the king. Campaign in Kush 84. £ Campaign in Naharin 85. Againg I served 'Ofor King Okheperkere (Thutmose I), triumphant; I captured for him in the country of Naharin (N '-h-ry-n2), "21 hands, one horse, and one chariot.

18 75 SEHEL INSCRIPTIONa 75. ) stopped up. He cleared it, and the viceroy made the following records: Year 3, first month of the third season, day 22, under the majesty of the King of'upper and Lower Egypt, Okheperkere (Thutmose I), who is given life. His majesty commanded to dig this canal, after he found it [stopped up] with stones, (so that) no [ship sailed upon it]. " 76. Above are the Horus-, throne- and personal-names of Thutmose I; and below, the following: Year 3, first month of the third season, day 22.

EThis is, of course, some garment worn by a youth; cf. the girdle of Uni's youth (I, 294, 1. I ) . , "on my two feet;" this is emphasized as land service, Ahmose being a naval officer. gReward after the first battle at Avaris. $121 BIOGRAPHY OF AHMOSE, SON OF EBANA 7 Second Battle of Avaris g. One fought on the water in the canal: Pezedku (P3-@kw) of Avaris. a I t was reported to the royal herald. b Third Battle of Avaris 10. Then there was again fighting in this place; I again fought hand to hand "there; I brought away a hand.

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