Texts from the Pyramid Age

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Ronald J. Leprohon
Society of Biblical Lit, 2005 - History - 522 pages
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Ancient Egypt is well known for its towering monuments and magnificent statuary, but other aspects of its civilization are less well known, especially its written texts. Now Texts from the Pyramid Age provides ready access to new translations of a representative selection of texts ranging from the historically significant to the repetitive formulae of the tomb inscriptions from Old Kingdom Egypt (ca. 2700-2170 B.C.). These royal and private inscriptions, coming from both the secular and religious milieus and from all kinds of physical contexts, not only shed light on the administration, foreign expeditions, and funerary beliefs of the period but also bring to life the Egyptians themselves, revealing how they saw the world and how they wanted the world to see them. Strudwick's helpful introduction to the history and literature of this seminal period provides important background for reading and understanding these historical texts.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Annals and Lists of Kings
65
Texts from Temples
81
Royal Decrees
97
Objects Bearing Royal Names
129
Quarry and Constructional Marks and Phyle Texts
153
Graffiti
161
Private Legal Texts
185
Biographical Texts from the Memphite Region
261
Biographical Texts from the Provinces
327
Texts of Women
379
Objects in Tombs
423
Addendum
437
List of Sources
443
Bibliography
465
Glossary
503

A Selection of Offering Formulae and Titles
209
Appeals to the Living and Warnings to Evildoers
217
Commemorative and Dedicatory Texts
239
Texts relating to Payment of Workmen
251
Indexes
511
Crossreference List of Tomb Text Types
519
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About the author (2005)

Nigel C. Strudwick is Assistant Keeper, Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, at The British Museum. He has worked in Egypt since 1979, since 1984 in the "Tombs of the Nobles" at Luxor. He is the co-author, with Helen Strudwick, of Thebes in Egypt: A Guide to the Tombs and Temples of Ancient Luxor, and co-editor, with Helen Strudwick, of The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture.

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