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By Nigel Strudwick

Old Egypt is celebrated for its towering monuments and luxurious statuary, yet different features of its civilization are much less popular, particularly its written texts. Now Texts from the Pyramid Age presents prepared entry to new translations of a consultant number of texts starting from the traditionally major to the repetitive formulae of the tomb inscriptions from outdated state Egypt (ca. 2700–2170 B.C.). those royal and personal inscriptions, coming from either the secular and spiritual milieus and from every kind of actual contexts, not just make clear the management, international expeditions, and funerary ideals of the interval but additionally deliver to lifestyles the Egyptians themselves, revealing how they observed the area and the way they sought after the realm to work out them. Strudwick’s useful creation to the historical past and literature of this seminal interval presents very important heritage for interpreting and realizing those ancient texts. Like different volumes within the SBL’s Writings from the traditional international sequence, this paintings will quickly develop into a customary with scholars and students alike.

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Reign lengths in the Turin Canon cannot always be reconciled with the contemporary dates. To be sure, there is not a complete set of year/cattle-count dates for most kings, but there are also examples where the extant number of cattle counts flatly contradicts the Turin papyrus if a biennial count is assumed. The two best examples are the reigns of Sneferu and Pepy I. The highest certain cattle count for Sneferu appears now to be twentyfour (no. 80), yet the space allocated to him in the Turin Canon gives him twenty-four years.

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The date range is broadly third to eighth dynasty, but a small number of texts here are in all probability of the First Intermediate Period and thus outside the strict date period of this volume. 6 I have tried not to compromise excessively any future volume in this series on texts of the First Intermediate Period. Reconstructions are employed where they appear plausible, and they are indicated where they will not be too disruptive to the reader. qxd 8/8/2005 4 4:44 PM Page 4 Texts from the Pyramid Age mention every translation of a snippet of a text.

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