A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII, B.C. 30; Egypt Under the Great Pyramid Builders Volume 2

A History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII, B.C. 30; Egypt Under the Great Pyramid Builders Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...Abydos, tom. ii. plates 44, 45; the first English rendering of it was given by Dr. Birch Records of the Past, 1st ser. vol. ii. p. 1 ff.). IOO UNA'S PROMOTIONS B.C. 3233 the side posts, Hotel, ami threshold, and His Majesty sent the divine chancellor, j, /p M, with a company of troops to the quarry of Re-iiu,1 /jM b rv-t which is situated on the eastern bank of the Nile in almost a straight line with the pyramids of Zawiyet al-'Aryan on the western bank, and about ten miles to the south of the modern Cairo. Such an honour as this had never been paid to any servant before, says Una, and he adds, "but I was good, and I was well pleasing "unto His Majesty, and I satisfied the heart of His "Majesty." The king next made Una a "smer uat," and overseer of the palace, and his duties brought him into still closer relations with his master, but he performed them with such tact and address that Pepi was entirely satisfied with him. Soon after this the king had a dispute of a serious character with the chief royal wife Amtes, ( c II Ji, and Una was the only official who was allowed to enter jnto the lady's apartment to investigate the matter; he afterwards, with the help of a judge, drew up a statement on the matter for the king, who was wholly satisfied with the manner in which the case had been inquired into by his trusty servant. Subsequently king Pepi found it necessary to wage war 1 In Strabo's day a district near the quarry bore the name Tpoia, and there is no doubt that he is referring to the same quarry, for he says that the stone for building the pyramids came from there, and that it was opposite them; see Book XVII. i. 34. B.C. 3233 UNA'S EXPEDITIONS 101 against the Aamu Heru-sha, . 1 1 J) 4) J) Y _ a, a...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236565495
  • 9781236565495