Ancient Records of Egypt: The eighteenth dynasty

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James Henry Breasted
University of Illinois Press, 2001 - History - 456 pages
This volume extends Breasted's remarkable documentary history through the reign of King Tutankhamun. By providing the first definitive transcription and the first English version of hundreds of historical records inscribed on papyrus or leather or carved in stone, Breasted gave unprecedented access to details of royal succession, military conquest, religious upheaval, administrative complexity, and other aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization. Originally published in the first decade of the twentieth century, his monumental work appears here in paperback for the first time.

The Eighteenth Dynasty saw the consolidation of the cult of Amun and the expansion of the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak, as well as a religious revolution under King Akhenaten that involved abandoning Thebes as a religious capital and royal residence and founding a new city devoted to the service of the new solar god, Aten. Breasted presents records of the biography and coronation of Queen Hatshepsut, including reliefs that depict the queen's expedition to the land of Punt. Also in this volume are the annals of Thutmose III, providing the most complete account of the military achievements of any Egyptian king; scenes representing the supernatural birth and coronation by the gods of his son, Amenhotep II; and inscriptions from the tomb of Rekhmire, prime minister or vizier under Thutmose III, that include a listing of taxes paid to the temple and foreign tribute proceeding from the king's two decades of military activity in Asia.

A herculean assemblage of primary documents, many of which have deteriorated to illegibility since its original publication, Ancient Records of Egypt illuminates both the incredible complexity of Egyptian society and the almost insuperable difficulties of reconstructing a lost civilization.
 

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Contents

Temple of el Kab 505
3
THE NINETEENTH DYNASTY I651
9
Temple of Karnak 509513
13
Scene 14 66
14
Reign of Amenemhet II 594613
17
Stela with Three Hymns 1819
18
THE ELEveNTH DYNASTY 4IS459
20
The Kings Inscriptions 296
24
Proclamation as King before Amon 231
93
Coronation before the Court 232239
94
THE TWELFTH DYNASTY 460750
103
Reign of Thutmose II 115127
115
Map of the Orontes Valley in the Vicinity
126
Reliefs of Transportation of Obelisks 322
135
THE TWENTIETH DYNASTY 1603
138
Rock Inscription in Wadi Maghara 337
141

Reign of Thutmose I 54II4
25
Laudation of the King and Conclusion Left
34
The Official Tablet 439443
35
THE DOCUMENTARY Sources of EGYPTIAN HISTORY I37
38
Tomb of Neferhotep 6873
43
Reign of Sheshonk I 699728
44
The Ebony Shrine of Der elBahri 126127
52
Reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut 128390
53
Inscription of the Coronation Buildings and Offerings 131166
55
CHRONological TABLE 5875
58
Figure of an Unknown Prince Inserted in a Fragmen
66
Semneh Temple Inscriptions 167
69
Reign of Sesostris II 614639
71
Biography of Nebwawi 177
72
The Statue Inscription 178183
73
Abydos Stela 184186
74
The Birth of Queen Hatshepsut 187191
75
The Council of the Gods 192
78
Interviews Between Amon and Thoth 193194
79
Interview Between Amon and Khnum 199201
81
Interview Between Thoth and Queen Ahmose 2O4 VII Queen Ahmose is Led to Confinement 205
82
The Birth 206207
83
Presentation of the Child to Amon 208
84
Council of Amon and Hathor 209
85
Second Interview of Amon and Thoth 2II XIII The Final Scene 2I2
86
Vase Inscription 2I4 The Coronation of Queen Hatshepsut 215
87
The Purification 216
88
The Northern Journey 221225
89
THE FIRST to THE FIFTH DYNASTIES 76167
90
Coronation by Atum 226227
92
Reign of Thutmose III
142
Fifth Dynasty 153167
153
THE THIRD DYNASTY 168175
168
THE FourTH DYNASTY 176212
176
Building Inscriptions 19925o
201
Twelfth Campaign Year 37 505
209
Second Purification 240241
240
Concluding Ceremonies
242
Southern Pylon Inscription at Karnak 243245
243
Temple Model of Heliopolis 244246
244
Reign of Ramses II 251568
251
Medinet Habu Building Inscriptions 637641
256
Reign of Merneptah 569638
262
THE FIFTH DYNASTY 213281
281
THE SIXTH DYNASTY 282390
282
Reception of Dues to the AmonTemple 746751
289
THE TWENTYFIRST DYNASTY 604692
295
The Asiatic War 294391
296
Reign of Amenhotep II
304
Reign of Thutmose IV 810840
321
List of FIGURES
324
High Priesthood of Menkheperre 650661
332
Reign of Amenhotep III 841931
334
Tomb Inscriptions 382387
382
THE NINTH AND TENTH DYNASTIES 391414
391
Relations of Egypt with the Hittites after the War 392491
394
Marriage Stela 415424
415
Northern War Year 8 5982
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James Henry Breasted (1865-1935), the first American scholar to hold a professorship in Egyptology, was the author of The Battle of Kadesh, A History of Egypt, Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Times: A History of the Early World, and The Conquest of Civilization. Peter A. Piccione is an Egyptologist and professor of comparative ancient history at the University of Charleston, South Carolina, and director of the University of Charleston Serapis Research Institute Theban Tombs Publication Project.

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