Texts from the Pyramid Age
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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Annals and Lists of Kings
Texts from Temples
Objects Bearing Royal Names
Quarry and Constructional Marks and Phyle Texts
Private Legal Texts
Biographical Texts from the Memphite Region
Biographical Texts from the Provinces
Texts of Women
Objects in Tombs
List of Sources
A Selection of Offering Formulae and Titles
Appeals to the Living and Warnings to Evildoers
Commemorative and Dedicatory Texts
Texts relating to Payment of Workmen
Crossreference List of Tomb Text Types
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Abusir Abusir Papyri Abydos Altenmüller Anubis arouras beloved biography bread and beer Cairo Cemetery PM III2 cubits cult divine tent-shrine Edel Egyptian False Door father favored fifth funerary estate gives that invocation Giza Goedicke Hathor haty-a Horus House imakhu Inscriptions inspector of priests invocation offerings Izezi Jamb Kanawati keeper of secrets khenty-she Khufu king gives king of Lower king of Upper king’s Kloth Koptos lector priest lord Lower Egypt Maat majesty Menkaure Merenre necropolis Neferefre Neferirkare Neferkare Nekhen Niuserre nome of Upper offering which Anubis officials Old Kingdom Osiris overseer of priests overseer of Upper papyrus Pepy Pepy II phyle Posener-Kriéger possessor of imakhu pyramid of Teti reign Roccati royal acquaintance royal decree royal noble Sahure Saqqara seal-bearer Sed festival Shemu season sight sixth dynasty Sneferu sole companion soul priests temple Teti thousand titles tomb Translation Upper and Lower Upper Egypt UrkI Userkaf vizier
Page xxvi - ... tales, and administrative records, to mention but a few. The preparation of this volume was supported in part by a generous grant from the Division of Research Programs of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Significant funding has also been made available by the Society of Biblical Literature. In addition, those involved in preparing this volume have received financial and clerical assistance from their respective institutions. Were it not for these expressions of confidence in our work,...