Ancient Records of Egypt: The eighteenth dynasty

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James Henry Breasted
University of Illinois Press, 2001 - History - 456 pages
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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

Reign of NibtowereMentuhotep IV 434459
3
Plan of Scenes and Inscriptions in Medinet Habu Temple
5
Seti I on the Route through Southern Palestine
9
Quarry Inscription 2628
12
Inscription of Harnakht 717718
13
Biography of Ahmose Son of Ebana 3839
18
Reign of Thutmose I 54H4
24
INDEX
31
THE TWENTIETH DYNASTY 1603
150
Fifth Dynasty 153167
153
THE THIRD DYNASTY 168175
168
Seventeenth Campaign 528539
175
THE FOURTH DYNASTY 176212
176
Building Inscriptions 199250
199
Reign of Takelot I 738740
237
Second Purification 240241
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Reign of Sesostris III 640748
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CHRONOLOGY 3857
38
Reign of Thutmose III and Hatshepsut 128390
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CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE 5875
58
Figure of an Unknown Prince Inserted in a Fragmen
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Reign of Ramses I 7479
74
Reign of Seti I 80250
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Council of Amon and Hathor 209
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THE FIRST TO THE F1FTH DYXASTITS 76167
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Coronation before the Court 232239
94
Biography of Ineni 99108
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THE TWELFTH DYNASTY 460750
103
Stela of Yuf 109114
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Reign of Thutmose II 115127
115
HI Second Dynasty 117144
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Temple of Dcrr 503
122
The Karnak Obelisks 304307
126
Reliefs of Transportation of Obelisks 323
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H The Elephantine Inscription 649650
141
Reign of Thutmose III 39r779
142
VOLUME IV
144
Third Dynasty 145148
145
Temple Model of Heliopolis 244246
244
Reign of Ramses II 251568
251
Medinet Habu Building Inscriptions 637641
256
Reign of Sheshonk HI 756777
258
Reign of Merneptah 569638
262
THE SIXTH DYNASTY 282390
282
Reception of Dues to the AmonTemple 746751
289
The Asiatic War 294391
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Reign of Amenhotep II 780
304
Reign of Khafre 188209
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Reign of Amenhotep HI 841931
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Biography of Ineni 340343
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Inscriptions on the Karnak Statue 349358
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nI Palestinian Revolt 352362
352
n Tomb Inscriptions 382387
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THE NINTH AND TENTH DYNASTIES 391414
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Relations of Egypt with the Hittites after the War 392491
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THE TWENTYFIRST DYNASTY 604692
419
Reign of Siptah 639650
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Reign of Eye 10421043
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