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 historic Egypt and translating them into English. This prodigious venture concerned touring to the monuments extant within the Nile valley and in outlying components of Egyptian conquest, in addition to to museums all through Europe the place Egyptian relics have been housed. Breasted made his personal copies of hundreds of thousands of Egyptian files inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in an intensive examine of the broadcast documents of Egyptian heritage along with 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 record, Breasted presents info at the situation, , ancient value, and content material. starting with the earliest recognized legitimate annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's authentic actions, together with royal succession, temple building, estate distribution, and international conquest. He tracks the careers of rankings of kings, queens, govt officers, army leaders, robust statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of fashion, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. in actual fact annotated for the lay reader, the records supply copious proof of exchange family, development actions, diplomatic envoys, overseas expeditions, and different facets of a full of life, hugely geared up and centrally managed society.
Breasted's observation is either conscientiously documented and obtainable, suffused with a contagious fascination for the occasions, the personalities, the cultural practices, and the sophistication those documents point out. A herculean assemblage of basic files, a lot of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, old documents of Egypt illuminates either the really good complexity of Egyptian society and the just about insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.
This first paperback version of old documents of Egypt incorporates a new advent and up-to-date bibliography by way of Peter A. Piccione. surroundings Breasted's paintings within the context of the advance of yankee Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's institution of the Oriental Institute of the college of Chicago, with company aid via John D. Rockefeller and different benefactors, and surveys the bold physique of courses with which Breasted laid the root for destiny Egyptian stories.
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Inscriptions of reign of, I 176187; mentioned, I 189, chronology of, I 54, 55, 59; his relief at Wadi-Maghara, I 176; history of, on the Palermo stone, I 86; his full name, I 176; his Horus-name, I 176, 2 GENERAL INDEX 6 180; sphinx and temple of, I 177; daughter of, I 180; pyramid of, I 180. -Khnum-Khufu ("Khnum protects me "), full name of Khufu, I 176, 176 n. c. M MAKERE:see Hatshepsut. MAKHRURE: see Amenemhet IV. MEKH, predynastic king of Lower Egypt, 190. MENEKHIB: see Psamtik 11. ), 191, n.
KHAMPET,11 929, 930, 931. KHAMTIR, deputy of the army, IV 466. KHAMTIR,overseer, IV 466. KHAMWESE, prophet of Amon, IV 795. KHAMWESE, son of Ramses 11, I11 350, 362, 474,482, 552, 553, 554, 557,558. KHAMWESE, vizier, IV 511, 513, 522, 523, 5317 532, 5409 543, 585, 586. KHARU,IV 523, 532. KHAY,captain of infantry, I11 630 632. KHAY,vizier, 111 556, 559, 560. , 40 GENERAL INDEX KHEBUHATHOR, son of ~ekonekh,'I 218, 221. KHENEWU KHENTKHETIHOTEP, rockinscriptions of, I 713-16. KHENTEMSEMETI, inscription of, I 607613; titles of, 1608; honors of, I 609; temple-inspection by, I 610-12; stela of, I 613.
HENTTOWE, queen of Paynozem I, IV 649. H ~ m r :inscription of, I, 428-33; titles of, I 428; expedition to Red Sea, 1429; equipment of his army, 1430; improvement of the Red Sea territories, I 431; shipbuilding at Red Sea, 1432; quarrying at Hammamat, 1433. $3 GENERAL INDEX HENUT,mother of Kheye, I 750. HENa, mother of Sebek-hir-hab, I 725. HENUTENAMON, IV 448. HENUTENUTER, mother of Tewhenut, Iv 727. HENUTSEN,daughter of Khufu, I 180; king's-confidante, I 185. HEPT,treasurer of the God, I 342.
Ancient Records of Egypt: Supplementary Bibliographies and Indices by James Henry Breasted