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Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series One

Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series One by W. M. Flinders Petrie
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Brief, and in some cases incomplete, stories of magic from ancient Egypt.

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EGYPTIAN TALES

TRANSLATED FROM THE PAPYRI

FIRST SERIES

IVth TO XIIth DYNASTY

EDITED BY

W. M. FLINDERS PETRIE

D.C.L., LL.D.., PH.D., HON. F.S.A. (SCOT.)

ILLUSTRATED BY TRISTRAM ELLIS

SECOND EDITION

LONDON

1899

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

TALES OF THE MAGICIANS

KHAFRA'S TALE

BAUFRA'S TALE

HORDEDEF'S TALE

REMARKS

THE PEASANT AND THE WORKMAN

REMARKS

THE SHIPWRECKED SAILOR

REMARKS

THE ADVENTURES OF SANEHAT

REMARKS

INDEX

INTRODUCTION

IT is strange that while literature occupies so much attention as at present, and while fiction is the largest division of our book work, the oldest literature and fiction of the world should yet have remained unpresented to English readers. The tales of ancient Egypt have appeared collectively only in French, in the charming volume of Maspero's "Contes Populaires"; while some have been translated into English at scattered times in volumes of the "Records of the Past." But research moves forward; and translations that were excellent twenty years ago may now be largely improved, as we attain more insight into the language... Continue reading book >>


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