Letters from Ancient Egypt by Edward F. Wente - PDF and EPUB eBook

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This book provides translations of most of the letters that have survived reasonably intact from the Old Kingdom through the...

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Details of Letters from Ancient Egypt

Exact title of the book
Letters from Ancient Egypt
Book author
Edward F. Wente
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
271 pages
Language
English
Published
January 1st 1990 by Society of Biblical Literature
File size (in PDF)
1084 kB
Letters from Ancient Egypt

Some brief overview of book

This book provides translations of most of the letters that have survived reasonably intact from the Old Kingdom through the Twenty-first Dynasty of ancient Egypt. An introduction provides information relating to ancient Egyptian epistolography and discussion regarding the transmission of letters. The organization of the book is basically chronological, with separate sections devoted to royal letters and letters sent by and to the vizier.

Also included are several model letters that were used in the education of the Egyptian scribe.