By James Henry Breasted
Round the flip of the final century, James Breasted took at the problem of assembling all of the to be had historic records of historical Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious project concerned touring to the monuments extant within the Nile valley and in outlying parts of Egyptian conquest, in addition to to museums all through Europe the place Egyptian relics have been housed. Breasted made his personal copies of countless numbers of Egyptian files inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in a radical examine of the broadcast documents of Egyptian historical past at the side of his personal transcription of the files themselves. This five-volume compendium is the end result.
Breasted's enormous paintings, initially released from 1906 to 1907, encompasses twenty-six dynasties spanning greater than 3 millennia: from ca. 3050 B.C. to 525 B.C. for every rfile, Breasted presents info at the situation, situation, ancient importance, and content material. starting with the earliest identified professional annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's professional actions, together with royal succession, temple building, estate distribution, and international conquest. He tracks the careers of rankings of kings, queens, executive officers, army leaders, robust statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of fashion, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. sincerely annotated for the lay reader, the files offer copious facts of alternate family members, building actions, diplomatic envoys, overseas expeditions, and different features of a lively, hugely prepared and centrally managed society.
Breasted's observation is either carefully documented and available, suffused with a contagious fascination for the occasions, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication those documents point out. A herculean assemblage of fundamental files, lots of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, old documents of Egypt illuminates either the fantastic complexity of Egyptian society and the virtually insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.
This first paperback version of old files of Egypt incorporates a new advent and up-to-date bibliography via Peter A. Piccione. atmosphere Breasted's paintings within the context of the advance of yank Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's institution of the Oriental Institute of the college of Chicago, with company aid through John D. Rockefeller and different benefactors, and surveys the bold physique of courses with which Breasted laid the root for destiny Egyptian reports.
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Inscriptions of reign of, 111 639-5 I; chronology of, 1 67; viceroys of Kush in time of, I11 639, 643, 646; queen of, IV 400 n. c; reliefs of, I11 647, 648. -1khnere-Setepnere ( =Siptah) 111, (548, 650. -Merneptah-Siptah ( -Siptah), 111650. 31 -Rases-Siptah (=Siptah), I11 642, 643. SMENDES:see Nesubenebded. ): inscriptions of reign of, 1168-75; mentioned, I 176, 189, 731; chronology of, I 54 bis, 55, 56, 58, 86; placed in I11 Dynasty by Palermo stone, I 86; became god of the Sinai region, I 168, 722; commemorated by roads and statues in the Delta, I 168, 493; regarded as god, I 722; founder of mining, I 168; smiter of barbarians, I 169; dispatched a fleet to bring cedar from Lebanon I 89; gates of, I 148; his relief a t Wadi Maghara, I 169.
MERIAMON-OSORKON: see Osorkon 111. MERIAMON-PAYNOZEM: see Paynozem I. MERIAMON-PEDIBAST: see Pedibast. MERIAMON-PEMOU: see Pemou. : see Piankhi. MERIAMON-PIANKHI MERIAMON-RAMSES : see Ramses 11. MERIAMON-SHESHONK : see Sheshonk I. MERIAMON-SHESHONK: see Sheshonk 111. MERIAMON-SHESHONK : see Sheshonk IV. MERIAMON-SIBAST-OSORKON: see OsorkOn 11, IV 747. MERIAMONSIBASTSHESHONK-NUTERHEKON: see Sheshonk 1x1. MERIAMON-SIESE -PEMOU : see Pemou. ' MERIAMON-YEWEPET : see Yewepet. MERIKERE(King of Heracleopolis), I 3987 399; titles'Jf, I 3 9 9 ~ 4 ~restora3; tion of the temple of Upwawet, I MERNAMON: see Harmhab.
SEBEKO,I 716. 46 GENERAL INDEX SEBNI:inscriptions of, I 362-74; biography of, I 362-64; death of father of, I 365; expedition to Nubia, I 366-70; king's letter to, I 371; honors and reward of, I 372. SEHETEPIBRE:inscription of, I 743-48; titles of, I 745; tomb of, I 746; instruction of, I 747-48. SEKHEMKERE, prince, 1 54, 55. SEMEN,I1 822. SEMRETES,a Hittite, I11 337. SENBEF,hereditary prince, IV 918. SENEB,son of Enkhu, I 783. SENEBTEFI,I 723. SENEKH:inscription of, 1454-56; titles of, I 455; career of, I 456.