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By James Henry Breasted

ISBN-10: 0252069749

ISBN-13: 9780252069741

This quantity extends Breasted's amazing documentary historical past throughout the reign of King Tutankhamun. by way of supplying the 1st definitive transcription and the 1st English model of enormous quantities of old documents inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone, Breasted gave extraordinary 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 seems 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 less than King Akhenaten that concerned leaving behind Thebes as a spiritual capital and royal place of dwelling and founding a brand new urban dedicated to the provider of the recent sunlight god, Aten. Breasted offers 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, delivering the main whole account of the army achievements of any Egyptian king; scenes representing the supernatural beginning and coronation via the gods of his son, Amenhotep II; and, inscriptions from the tomb of Rekhmire, top 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 20 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 book, "Ancient files of Egypt" illuminates either the very good complexity of Egyptian society and the just about insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.

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BThe determinative indicates an enemy, not a proper name, but the meaning of the word p > t >)is unknown. The rendering "Mvreux" from Chabas is based on an impossible etymology. See Piehl, Sphinx, 111, 11. " eTerm of contempt for a foe. dEl Kab. f There is no reason for supposing that this is not the rebel's real name. On the contrary, this very name was especially common at this period; see the ushebtis published by Borchardt (Zeitschrift far agyptische Sprache, 32, pp. ). ) in the text. " 10 EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY: AHMOSE I [Q18 biography into three parts: his campaigns,a his rewards, and a summary.

Good character in his heart, not careless in - 3 aInscribed on the south wall (fa~ade)of Thutmose 111's Semneh temple; text: Young, Hieroglyphus, 91; Lepsius, Denkmiiler, 111, 47, c. The upper half of all the lines has been cut away for a later relief of Thutmose 111. I am indebted to Steindorff for the use of his collation of the original. bIf he was 25 at Ahmose 1's death, we must then add 10 for Amenhotep I, 30 for Thutrnose I, and 51 for Thutmose 111-a total of 117 years. cGrii3ith, Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archceology, XII, 104.

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