Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest, Volume 1

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James Henry Breasted
University of Chicago Press, 1906 - Egypt
 

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Page 289 - This book was copied in the year 33, in the fourth month of the inundation season, under the majesty of the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, A-user-Re', endowed with life, in likeness to writings of old made in the time of the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Ne-ma'et-Re'.
Page 140 - His majesty sent me at the head of this army while the counts, while the wearers of the royal seal, while the sole companions of the palace, while the nomarchs and commanders of strongholds belonging to the South and the Northland; the companions, the caravan-conductors...
Page 251 - Oryx nome, as far as its southern and northern boundary, preserving its people alive and furnishing its food, so that there was none hungry therein. I gave to the widow as (to) her who had a husband; I did not exalt the great above the small in all that I gave. Then came great Niles, possessors of grain and all things, (but) I did not collect the arrears of the field.
Page 123 - MORTUARY INSCRIPTION OF NEZEMIBb 278. A short mortuary prayer, interesting for its quaint claim that the deceased was never beaten ! Nezemib (Ndmyb) was probably a private citizen of the middle class, from whom very few monuments have descended to us. 279. O ye living who are (yet) upon earth, who pass by this tomb; let water be poured out for me, for I was a master of secret things. Let a mortuary offering of that which is with you come forth for me, for I was one beloved of the people. Never was...
Page 142 - ... therefrom a great multitude as living captives. His majesty praised me on account of it above everything. His majesty sent me to despatch [this army] five times, in order to traverse the land of the Sand-dwellers at each of their rebellions, with these troops.
Page 296 - ... arms grew strong; one of them put forth the strength of 1,000 men. 698. Behold, this statue, being a squared block on coming forth from the great mountain,' was 'more valuable than anything.
Page 228 - Hearken to that which I say to thee, That thou mayest be king of the earth, That thou mayest be ruler of the lands, That thou mayest increase good.
Page 249 - I sailed southward, to bring gold ore for the majesty of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Kheperkere (Sesostris I), living forever and ever. "I sailed southward together with the hereditary prince, count, oldest son of the king, of his body, Ameni.
Page 236 - There was much — made for me, And milk in "every sort of cooked dish. I spent many years, My children "«became strong, Each the mighty man of '4his tribe.
Page 251 - Egypt, i. pp. 240 ff. with which we are concerned, it is divided up into verses and sections, and the orthography has been changed into that of the New Kingdom — not without serious perversion of the text. In the year 3, on the . . . day of the third month of Inundation, under the majesty of the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Kheperkere, the son of Re, Sesostris, who liveth for ever and ever. The king appeared in the double crown, and it came to pass that One...