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Contents Cast of Characters Chapter 1: YOU RULE; THE GEOGRAPHY OF EGYPT Primary Sources: Hymn to the Nile, Inscriptions on the tomb of Harkhuf, Nilometer Chapter 2: WRITTEN IN STONE; THE FIRST KING Primary source: Palette of Narmer Chapter 3: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN; THE OLD KINGDOM Primary sources: Inscriptions at Sehel, The Edwin Smith Papyrus, Pyramid Texts Chapter 4: THANK YOU, ROSETTA STONE; HIEROGLYPHICS Primary sources: Clay tablets from Abydos in southern Egypt, Inscriptions on stone and statues, Satire of the Trades Chapter 5: IT'S A GOD EAT GOD WORLD; EGYPTIAN RELIGION Primary sources: Great Abydos Stela, Plutarch's version of The Legend of Osiris, Pyramid Texts Chapter 6: IT'S A WRAP; MUMMIES AND THE AFTERLIFE Primary sources: Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, The Book of the Dead, The Pyramid Texts Chapter 7: TOMB BUILDERS; THE PYRAMID AGE Primary sources: Turin Papyrus, The Pyramids Texts, graffiti and inscriptions found in tombs at the Giza Pyramid complex, The Dream Stela Chapter 8: FROM MONARCHY TO ANARCHY AND BACK AGAIN; THE FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD & THE MIDDLE KINGDOM Primary sources: The Admonitions of Ipuwer, Ankhtyfy's tomb inscriptions, Herodotus, Manetho, Dialogue Between a Man Tired of Life and His Ba, Tale of Sinuhe Chapter 9: TAKE TWO MICE AND CALL ME IN THE MORNING; MEDICINE AND MAGIC Primary sources: Ebers Papyrus; Edwin Smith Papyrus, Herodotus, Diodorus Siculus, Homer, tomb paintings and engravings Chapter 10: HANDS OFF; THE SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD Primary sources: Tomb inscriptions of Ahmose, son of Ibana, Papyrus Sallier I, Manetho, Josephus Flavius Chapter 11: A TALE OF TWO DEITIES; HATSHEPSUT AND THUTMOSE III Primary sources: Hatshepsut's tomb inscriptions at Deir el-Bahri, Inscriptions at Karnak of Thutmose III's campaigns, Government records. Chapter 12: IN STYLE ALONG THE NILE; DAILY LIFE Primary sources: New Kingdom love poems and song lyrics, The Ebers Papyrus, Herodotus, Last will and testament of Lady Naunakhte, Tale of a Shipwrecked Sailor, The Story of the Eloquent Peasant Chapter 13: NAME THAT TOMB; AMENHOTEP III AND THE GOVERNMENT OF EGYPT Primary sources: commemorative scarabs, Tomb inscription from vizier of the First Intermediate Period, Text from the tomb of Amenemhet, scribe to User vizier to Thutmose III. Chapter 14: DIPLOMACY MAKES GOOD FERTILIZER; FOREIGN RELATIONS DURING THE NEW KINGDOM Primary sources: By Nile and Tigris by Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1920), The Amarna Letters, A tablet from Lakhish, The Aegean List Chapter 15: SUN WORSHIPPING; THE AMARNA PERIOD Primary sources: The Amarna Letters, Homer's The Iliad, The Great Hymn to Aten Chapter 16: ONLY TOMB WILL TELL; TUTANKHAMEN Primary sources: Tutankhamen's mummy, Howard Carter's diaries, New York Times, February 15, 1923, Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) Chapter 17: SURVIVING CHILDHOOD; GROWING UP IN ANCIENT EGYPT Primary sources: Berlin Papyrus, Delivery prayers, Strabo Geography book XVIII, scribe Ani's instructions, Princess Ahori wife of Nenoferkaptah, healing spell, Wisdom Texts, Middle Kingdom Song of the Harpist Chapter 18: WAR AND PEACE; RAMESSES II AND THE BATTLE OF QADESH Primary sources: Ramesses II Royal Inscriptions, Hittite Egyptian Peace Treaty Chapter 19: SCRATCH AND SNIFF; VILLAGE LIFE Primary sources: Notes on ostraca found at Deir el-Medina, oath taken in court, Ebers Papyrus Chapter 20: BATTLE STATIONS; THE SEA PEOPLES Primary source: Inscription on the wall of Ramesses III's mortuary temple at Medinet Habu. Chapter 21: HAPPILY EVER AFTER; THE ARTS Primary sources: The Ancient Egyptian version of Cinderella; Rhodopis, recorded by Roman historian, Strabo in the first century BCE Chapter 22: KING FOR A DAY; THE THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD Primary source: Stela of Piye, Tale of Wenamun Chapter 23: GREAT EXPECTATIONS; THE GREEK PERIOD Primary sources: Plutarch, Homer, Arrian Chapter 24: THE LAST CHAPTER; GRAECO-ROMAN RULE Primary sources: Letter of Aristeas, Lucan's Civil War, Ptolemy's Almagest, Pliny the Elder, Galen Epilogue Timeline Further Reading Websites Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Egypt -- Civilization -- To 332 B.C. -- Juvenile literature.
Egypt -- Civilization -- 332 B.C.-638 A.D. -- Juvenile literature.