Ancient Records of Egypt: The Eighteenth dynasty by James Henry Breasted

By James Henry Breasted

This quantity extends Breasted's notable documentary historical past during the reign of King Tutankhamun. through delivering the 1st definitive transcription and the 1st English model of enormous quantities of ancient documents inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone, Breasted gave extraordinary entry to info of royal succession, army conquest, non secular upheaval, administrative complexity, and different facets of old Egyptian civilization. initially released within the first decade of the 20th century, his enormous paintings looks right here in paperback for the 1st time. The Eighteenth Dynasty observed the consolidation of the cult of Amun and the growth of the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak, in addition to a spiritual revolution lower than King Akhenaten that concerned leaving behind Thebes as a spiritual capital and royal place of abode and founding a brand new urban dedicated to the provider of the recent sunlight god, Aten. Breasted provides documents of the biography and coronation of Queen Hatshepsut, together with reliefs that depict the queen's excursion to the land of Punt. additionally during this quantity are the annals of Thutmose III, delivering the main whole account of the army achievements of any Egyptian king; scenes representing the supernatural delivery and coronation via the gods of his son, Amenhotep II; and, inscriptions from the tomb of Rekhmire, major minister or vizier lower than Thutmose III, that come with an inventory of taxes paid to the temple and overseas tribute continuing from the king's twenty years of army job in Asia. A herculean assemblage of basic records, lots of that have deteriorated to illegibility on the grounds that its unique ebook, "Ancient files of Egypt" illuminates either the wonderful complexity of Egyptian society and the virtually insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.

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