By James Henry Breasted
Round the flip of the final century, James Breasted took at the problem of assembling the entire to be had old files of old Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious project concerned touring to the monuments extant within the Nile valley and in outlying components of Egyptian conquest, in addition to to museums all through Europe the place Egyptian relics have been housed. Breasted made his personal copies of 1000's of Egyptian files inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in an intensive research of the broadcast files of Egyptian historical past along side his personal transcription of the records themselves. This five-volume compendium is the end result.
Breasted's huge paintings, initially released from 1906 to 1907, encompasses twenty-six dynasties spanning greater than 3 millennia: from ca. 3050 B.C. to 525 B.C. for every rfile, Breasted presents details at the situation, situation, ancient value, and content material. starting with the earliest recognized authentic annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's reputable actions, together with royal succession, temple development, estate distribution, and overseas conquest. He tracks the careers of rankings of kings, queens, executive officers, army leaders, robust statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of fashion, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. truly annotated for the lay reader, the files offer copious proof of exchange kinfolk, development actions, diplomatic envoys, international expeditions, and different points of a lively, hugely equipped and centrally managed society.
Breasted's statement is either carefully documented and available, suffused with a contagious fascination for the occasions, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication those documents point out. A herculean assemblage of basic files, a lot of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, old documents of Egypt illuminates either the awesome complexity of Egyptian society and the just about insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.
This first paperback variation of historic documents of Egypt contains a new creation and up-to-date bibliography through Peter A. Piccione. surroundings Breasted's paintings within the context of the improvement of yankee Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's institution of the Oriental Institute of the college of Chicago, with company aid through John D. Rockefeller and different benefactors, and surveys the bold physique of guides with which Breasted laid the basis for destiny Egyptian reviews.
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Serapeum Stela . Stela of the Divine Consort Enekhnesneferibre InscriptionofNesuhor . . . 935-958 . 958A-958M . . . . . . 959-962 . 963-966 967-973 . 974-980 974-979 . 980 . 981-983 . 981-983 984-995 . 984-988 988A-988J 989-995 TABLE OF CONTENTS Reign of Amasis (Ahmose 11). . Elephantine Stela . . . Serapeum Stela . . . Statue Inscription of the General Ahmose StatueInscriptionofPefnefdineit . Mortuary S t e h of the Priest Psamtik . xli 80 . . 996-1029 . . 996-1007 .
Reign of Ilrihor . Inscriptions of the Temple of Khonsu . Reign of Nesubenebded . . . Gebel&nInscription . Reign of the High Priest and King Paynozem I I. Paynozem I as High Priest . . BuildingInscriptions . . Records on the Royal Mummies . I1. Paynozem I as King . . Records on the Royal Mummies . BuildingInscriptions . . High Priesthood of Menkheperre . . . . Stela of the Banishment . Record of Restoration . . . . Karnak Graffito . . Records on the Royal Mummies . High Priesthood of Paynozem I1 .
Papyrus Abbott . . . . I1. Papyrus Amherst . . . . I11. Turin Fragment . . . . IV . Mayer Papyri . . . . Reign of Ramses XI1 . . . . The Report of Wenamon . . . . Records of the Restoration of the Royal Mummies . Letter to the Viceroy of Kush . . . Building Inscriptions in the Temple of Khonsu . . . THETWENTY-FIRST DYNASTY. The Twenty-First Dynasty . . . . Reign of Ilrihor . Inscriptions of the Temple of Khonsu . Reign of Nesubenebded . . . Gebel&nInscription .
Ancient Records of Egypt: The First Through the Seventeenth Dynasties by James Henry Breasted