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Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series Two : XVIIIth to XIXth Dynasty

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Egyptian Tales, translated from the Papyri, Series Two : XVIIIth to XIXth Dynasty by William Matthew Flinders Petrie is a fascinating collection of ancient Egyptian stories that provide insight into the lives, beliefs, and customs of this ancient civilization. Petrie's translation of these tales is clear and evocative, allowing readers to feel as though they are truly experiencing the stories firsthand.

The tales themselves are varied and engaging, ranging from comedic anecdotes to moral fables to myths of gods and goddesses. Each story offers a glimpse into the daily lives and values of the ancient Egyptians, shedding light on their beliefs about the afterlife, human nature, and the divine.

What sets this collection apart is Petrie's meticulous attention to detail and historical accuracy. He provides helpful notes and commentary throughout the book, offering context and explanations for unfamiliar terms or customs. This makes the stories more accessible to modern readers while also highlighting the richness and complexity of Egyptian culture.

Overall, Egyptian Tales is a must-read for anyone fascinated by ancient Egypt or interested in folklore and mythology. Petrie's translation is engaging and informative, making these ancient stories come to life in a way that is both educational and entertaining.

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Egyptian stories translated from ancient, often incomplete, documents. - Summary by Timothy Ferguson


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