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By James Henry Breasted

Quantity three of "Ancient files of Egypt" opens at the chaotic aftermath of King Akhenaten's non secular revolution. Breasted chronicles the precarious reigns of Akhenaten's successors and the political and criminal reforms of King Horemheb, who succeeded to the throne after the passing of the final individuals of the royal kinfolk. This quantity comprises the $64000 edict of Horemheb, meant to avoid the oppressive abuses hooked up with the gathering of taxes from the typical humans, and the inscriptions of Roy, excessive priest of Amon, displaying the 1st transmission from father to son of the place of work of the excessive priest. within the context of a protracted background of mutilating and changing reliefs for political reasons, Breasted discusses the insertion right into a reduction of the determine of Ramesses II in an effort to strengthen his declare to the throne. This quantity additionally comprises the treaty of alliance that sealed peace with the Hittites less than Ramesses II; a chain of records that list the invasion of Libyans and Mediterranean Sea humans through the reign of Merneptah; and, the nice Temple of Abu Simbel, the main extraordinary of the rock-cut temples of Egypt. this primary entire paperback variation of Breasted's five-volume "Ancient documents of Egypt" makes on hand to a brand new viewers a milestone in Egyptology and within the compilation of documentary histories. essentially annotated for the lay reader, the records supply copious facts of exchange family members, building actions, diplomatic envoys, overseas expeditions, and different elements of a lively, hugely equipped, and centrally managed society. Breasted's observation is either conscientiously documented and available, suffused with a contagious fascination for the occasions, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication those documents point out.

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ALEXANDRIA FRL2GhlENTS The text recounted a journey of Harmhab to the upper Nile, as messenger of some king-a journey from which he returned successfully, bringing tribute which the king publicly inspected. Under this text is the figure of Harmhab wearing the uraeus and leaning on a staff. 13. I 1-'' He was sent as royal messenger as far as Aton 1 no land stood before him; 4he captured it shines, coming 3r in the passing of a moment. His name shall be remembered in sthe land of r- - -1 He sailed northward.

CThe ambiguity of the pronouns is also in the original. .. 8 561 VI. EDICT OF HARMHAB 27 AGAINST ROBBING THE POOR OF DUES FOR THE' HAREM OR THE GODS BY T H E SOLDIERS (LL. 20-22) 54. Furthermore, as for those who]] 21and those who bring to the harem, likewise for the offerings of all gods, paying dues to the rtwoJ deputies of the army and -[my majesty commands that if any officer is guilty of extortions or thefts]], 22thelaw [shall be executed] against him, in that his nosea shall be cut off, and (he) shall be sent to Tharu [T' -rw] likewise.

My majesty is legislating for Egypt, to prosper the life of its inhabitants; when hec appeared upon the throne of Re. Behold, the official staffs (knb't) have been appointed in the whole land - all - to comprise the official staffs (knb't) in the cities according to their rank. Theyd went around - times a month, rwhichl he 66. 'made3 for them like a feast; every man sat down at a portion of every good thing, of good bread, and meat of the storehouses, of royal pro;" their voices reached heaven, praising all benefits vision the heart of all the soldiers of the army.

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