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Letters from Ancient Egypt
Edward F. Wente

ISBN 1555404731
Status Available
Price: $19.95
Binding Paperback
Publication Date December, 2003
   

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.

Edward F. Wente is Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

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