“This solid volume contains a splendidly extensive corpus of translations of Egyptian inscriptions (on stone and clay) and documents (on papyrus and sherds) from the Old Kingdom (‘Pyramid Age’) of the third millennium BCE. To the translations are prefaced introductions to the range of items presented, to third millennium Egyptian history and dating, Egyptian grammatical profile of the period, and on formal titles of officialdom, use of offering-formulae, etc., plus a survey of the range of texts drawn upon (excluding the magical/ritual ‘Pyramid Texts’, and wisdom literature). … A valuable source-book making Egypt’s Old Kingdom period much more accessible to a wider readership than hitherto.” — Kenneth A. Kitchen, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
“This finely produced book is the outcome of a careful and competent collection of documents by a scholar who is a specialist on the Old Kingdom in Egypt. … The standard of translation is very high, the documents are grouped on the basis of their content and interconnections, and the relevant bibliography is provided in a light manner, without overloading the text with references. A glossary and a source index are also appended. A cross-reference ‘List of Tomb Text Types’ and a ‘Concordance of Texts’ complete the volume for the sake of specialists. … To sum up, this welcome publication is a mine of well-arranged sources and will doubtless become a handy reference tool.” Alessandro Roccati, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
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