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By James Henry Breasted

Makes a speciality of the top of the self-governed period of historical Egyptian civilization. This identify includes the inscriptions from the Medinet Habu Temple, probably the most thoroughly preserved temples of Egypt, and the nice Papyrus Harris, the biggest (133 ft lengthy) and so much luxurious papyrus extant.

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They say: "Exalted is the Sun of our land! We were lost I7in the land daily (rinl) the darkness, which King Ramses I11 has expelled. The lands and countries are stripped, 18and brought to Egypt as slaves; gifts gathered together for her gods' satiety, provisions, supplies, are a flood Isin the TWG Lands. The multitude rejoices in this land, none is sad, (for) Amon has established his son upon his throne, all the circuit of the sun aOisunited in his grasp; the vanquished of the Asiatics and the Tehenu.

This plundering had been going on for years unremittingly; but the invasion of the Libyan army forced Ramses I11 to act. He marched against the allies, met them in the western Delta at a town called " Usermare-Meriamon-is-Chastiserof-Temeh" (5 52), and con~pletelydefeated them, slaying 12,535 men and taking at least 1,000 prisoners. After a great triumph on the field, the captives and spoil were brought to the palace, where the king inspected them from the balcony, and the people rejoiced in their new-found security, as in the days of Merneptah.

He turns us back [rfrom the boundaries1 of Egypt, forever. . . 47. . The fire has penetrated us, our seed is not. -y ' -yw) and Wermer (Wrc-m-r >), 48Themer (T -m-r >),and every hostile chief who crossed the border of Egypt from Libya, he hath set fire from front to rear. . 49, . . We know the great might of Egypt, for R e gives to her protection and victory when he appears shining s0like the sun, when he rises over the people (rby't). " Defeat of the Northern Countries 44. The northern countries are unquiet in their limbs, even the Peleset (Pw-r -s -ty), the Thekel (T -klkr -r >I), sawho devastate their land.

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