By James Henry Breasted
Round the flip of the final century, James Breasted took at the problem of assembling the entire to be had old files of old 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 hundreds of thousands of Egyptian files inscribed on papyrus or leather-based or carved in stone and engaged in an intensive research of the broadcast documents of Egyptian heritage together with his personal transcription of the records 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 details at the place, , old value, and content material. starting with the earliest recognized legitimate annals of Egypt, the Palermo Stone, Breasted catalogs the realm's respectable actions, together with royal succession, temple building, estate distribution, and overseas conquest. He tracks the careers of ratings of kings, queens, executive officers, army leaders, robust statesmen, and influential courtiers, reproducing their autobiographies, letters of style, paeans, mortuary presents, and tomb inscriptions. essentially annotated for the lay reader, the records offer copious facts of alternate family members, building actions, diplomatic envoys, international expeditions, and different elements of a lively, hugely equipped and centrally managed society.
Breasted's statement 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 fundamental records, a lot of that have deteriorated to illegibility within the intervening century, old documents of Egypt illuminates either the brilliant complexity of Egyptian society and the virtually insuperable problems of reconstructing a misplaced civilization.
This first paperback variation of historical files of Egypt encompasses a new advent and up-to-date bibliography via Peter A. Piccione. surroundings Breasted's paintings within the context of the improvement of yankee Egyptology, Piccione discusses Breasted's institution of the Oriental Institute of the collage of Chicago, with company help by way of John D. Rockefeller and different benefactors, and surveys the bold physique of courses with which Breasted laid the root for destiny Egyptian experiences.
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A. NEHSI, I1 290. king's-confidant, I 194. NEKENNEBTI, NEKE-ONEKH, 1 343. NEKEITHARNESHENU, chief of Me, I V 878. NEKONEKH, a nobleman: inscriptionsof, 1213-30; titles andofficesof, 1213; 216, 230; wife of, I 216, 224; children of, I 214, 228-30; tomb of, I 215; testamentary enactments of, I will of, I 223-25; priest of Hathor I 219; enactments for the mortuanr ~ r i e s t h w dof. I 226. 2 2 7 ; mortuaG dtatues of, I 218-30 NEW, I1 I n. c. NEKIJPTAH, I 387. NEWBE, prince, I 19099. NEKURE,son of preceding, I ryj.
NESUAMON, chief of police, IV 545,548, 5s2NESUAMON, high priest of Amon, IV 276-12; "R" T",. NESUAMON, king's-butler, IV 495, 5 n , 5 1 3 , 5~a 3~. 5 ~ 6~~ 5 2 8 531, , 533. 540. NESTJAMON,master of hunt, IV 539. N~sunaros,priest, IV 5 S r NESUAMON, prophet, IV 531. NESUAMON, scribe, IV 486. N ~ s u a a r o Sem-priest, ~, I V 541. N~sunAsT,prophet, I V 716, 728. NESUBENEBDED, high priest of Amon, IV 7Y4. N ~ s u a o n ,IV 652. NESUHOR,governor, 9g0, 993: statueinxription of, IV 989-95. NESUMIN,IV 948.
ENEKHHOR, commander, IV 878. BEKI, IV 665, 667. ENEKHHOR, priest, IV 958B. BEKNEKHONSU: inscription of, I11 561- ENEKHNEFERIBRE, I1 896 n. d. 68; statue of, I 20; 111 561 n. d ; I, wife of Pepi I titles of, 111563; career of, I11564,565. ENEKHNES-MERIRE and queen-mother of Mernere I, I BEKNEKHONSU, IV 466. 344; titles of, I 345. BEKNEKHONSU, IV 665. ENEKHNES-MERIRE 11, wife of Pepi 1 BEKNENEF, prince, IV 830. and queen-mother of Pepi 11, I 341, 344, pyramid of, I 341;titles, I 346. BEKNEPTAH, captain, I 343.