Ramesside Inscriptions, Translated and Annotated Translations: Merenptah and the Late Nineteenth Dynasty

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Wiley, Apr 29, 2003 - History - 360 pages
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This volume contains all the historically significant inscriptions from the reigns of the successor of Ramesses II to the end of his line.

  • The fourth volume of translations of the hieroglyphic texts of the Ramesside Age of Ancient Egypt (c. 1300-1100 BC).
  • Coverage includes texts from the wars of Merenptah against the Libyans and the 'Sea Peoples', to addresses to Merenptah from the god Thoth and the goddess Neith.
  • Many texts translated in English for the first time.

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About the author (2003)

K A Kitchen is a retired Professor of Egyptology in the University of Liverpool, where he taught for over 30 years. During that time, he worked extensively in Egypt, recording the texts for the hieroglyphic edition of Ramesside Inscriptions, I-VIII (Blackwell, 1969-1990), that is the basis for the Translations and Notes and Comments volumes now being issued. He has also produced a major book on Egyptian chronology for later Egypt (1100-650 BC), a classic popular 'Life and Times' of Ramesses II, and a comprehensive Catalogue of the notable Egyptian collection in Rio de Janeiro; other books on archaeology and the Bible; and the first of a series on Ancient (pre-Islamic) Arabia, besides innumerable articles and reviews. He has lectured worldwide in these various spheres of enquiry.

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